vermis

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noun ver·mis \ ˈvər-mis \

Definition of vermis

:the constricted median lobe of the cerebellum that connects the two lateral lobes

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Origin and Etymology of vermis

borrowed from New Latin, literally, "worm," after excrescentia vermiformis "vermiform growth," translating Galen's Greek phrase epíphysis skōlēkoeidḗs; so called by Galen from its resemblance to a grub growing out of wood — more at 1worm


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vermis

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noun ver·mis \ ˈvər-mis \

medical Definition of vermis

plural vermes play \-ˌmēz\
1 :either of two parts of the median lobe of the cerebellum:
a :one slightly prominent on the upper surface called also superior vermis
b :one on the lower surface sunk in the vallecula called also inferior vermis
2 :the median lobe or part of the cerebellum

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