cerebral

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cerebral involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct "a cerebral approach to the problem","cerebral drama"
    • adj cerebral of or relating to the cerebrum or brain "cerebral hemisphere","cerebral activity"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Cerebral (Anat) Of or pertaining to the cerebrum.
    • n Cerebral One of a class of lingual consonants in the East Indian languages. See Lingual n. ☞ Prof. W. D. Whitney calls these letters linguals, and this is their usual designation in the United States.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • cerebral Pertaining to the brain of a vertebrate animal, whether to the whole brain or to the brain proper or cerebrum.
    • cerebral Pertaining to the anterior or preoral ganglia of the nervous system in invertebrate animals, regarded as the analogue or homologue of the vertebrate brain.
    • cerebral These ganglia are commonly connected with the rest of the nervous system by an esophageal ring, or commissural fibers encircling the anterior part of the alimentary canal. See esophageal ring, under esophageal.
    • n cerebral A cerebral sound or letter. See I.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Cerebral pertaining to the cerebrum
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Quotations

  • Ursula K. Le Guin
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    “He is far too intelligent to become really cerebral.”
  • Dr. Frederick Tilney
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    “We will by conscious command evolve cerebral centers which will permit us to use powers that we now are not even capable of imagining.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. cerebrum, brain; akin to Gr. ka`ra head: cf. F. cérébral,. See Cheer
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cerebrum, the brain; prob. cog. with Gr. kara, the head, kranion, the cranium.

Usage

In literature:

They extend from the anterior to the posterior part of the brain, and wind their way into other parts of the cerebral organ.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The Cerebral is the exact opposite of this.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
This woman was wearing one of Ann's patented grids, sealed into her cerebral cortex.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Cerebral hemorrhage, pretty straightforward.
"Bear Trap" by Alan Edward Nourse
Detached from the control panel of his cerebral cortex his body mechanism functioned perfectly.
"The Instant of Now" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
He wondered vaguely where Hellman got the energy, and decided that he was just too cerebral to know when he was starving.
"One Man's Poison" by Robert Sheckley
Above all, it augmented one's cerebral vitality.
"Command" by William McFee
However, when he abandoned study, the cerebral inconveniences disappeared, and have never returned since.
"The Intellectual Life" by =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
The duplication of your cerebral pattern, however, is even more troublesome.
"At the Post" by Horace Leonard Gold
Pink lay in a hazy world of shifting ideas, of coagulating and disintegrating forms of cerebration.
"The Giants From Outer Space" by Geoff St. Reynard
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In news:

McNamara, the forceful and cerebral defense secretary who helped lead the nation into the maelstrom of Vietnam and spent the rest of his life wrestling with the war's moral consequences, died Monday at his home in Washington.
The love this 16-year-old with cerebral palsy has for football is a inspiration to his team.
But for a child with spastic Cerebral Palsy, two laps around the track is just too much to ask.
DECATUR, Ga.—Filmmaker Tyler Perry is donating a new vehicle to a Georgia woman with cerebral palsy after her specially-equipped van was stolen outside Atlanta.
WEATHERFORD — Carroll Eidson Hobbs of Weatherford, now in God's hands, died unexpectedly Nov 13, 2012, after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.
For its 80 minutes, the movie creates the illusion that not just Tati but his form of cerebral slapstick lives.
Paddock becomes first Ironman with cerebral palsy.
Bonner Paddock, 37, of Newport Coast, became the first person with cerebral palsy to complete the Ironman World Championships on Saturday, Oct 13, 2012, in Hawaii.
If "Cerebral Suspenseful TV Mysteries" is one of your Netflix taste-preference categories — okay, even and especially if it's not — we suggest that you add Luther (BBC) to your instant queue.
Magnesium sulphate is a neuroprotective agent that might improve outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage by reducing the occurrence or improving the outcome of delayed cerebral ischaemia.
CINCINNATI—An Ohio nurse was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 10 years in prison after she unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the malnutrition death of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died.
Ohio nurse gets maximum 10 years in malnutrition death of 14-year-old girl with cerebral palsy.
An Ohio nurse was sentenced Tuesday to the maximum 10 years in prison after she unexpectedly pleaded guilty in the malnutrition death of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died.
The doctor of a 14-year-old girl who had cerebral palsy and weighed 28 pounds when she died in southwest Ohio has been charged with failing to report child abuse or neglect in the death.
0A northeast Ohio man accused of making fun of a young girl with cerebral palsy has been sentenced to a month in jail.
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In science:

Phillis J. W. and O'Regan M. H. (2003) The role of phospholipases, cyclooxygenases, and lipoxygenases in cerebral ischemic/traumatic injuries.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Stanimirovic D. and Satoh K. (2000) Inflammatory mediators of cerebral endothelium: a role in ischemic brain inflammation.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Sugimoto K. and Iadecola C. (2003) Delayed effect of administration of COX-2 inhibitor in mice with acute cerebral ischemia.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Yang Y., Li Q., Miyashita H., Howlett W., Siddiqui M. and Shuaib A. (2000) Usefulness of postischemic thrombolysis with or without neuroprotection in a focal embolic model of cerebral ischemia. J.
Post-ischaemic treatment with the cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitor nimesulide reduces blood-brain barrier disruption and leukocyte infiltration following transient focal cerebral ischaemia in rats
Alexander, Cerebral ischemia and inflammation, Curr.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
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