cerebrum

Definitions

  • Upper Surface of the Cerebrum
    Upper Surface of the Cerebrum
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cerebrum anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cerebrum (Anat) The anterior, and in man the larger, division of the brain; the seat of the reasoning faculties and the will. See Brain.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cerebrum The entire brain; the encephalon.
    • n cerebrum That portion of the brain which lies in front of the cerebellum and pons Varolii. This is the ordinary meaning of the term in human anatomy, the cerebrum in this use comprising the prosencephalon or cerebral hemispheres and the olfactory lobes, the thalamencephalon or optic thalami and other parts about the third ventricle, and the mesencephalon, consisting of the corpora quadrigemina above and the crura cerebri below. See cuts under brain, corpus, and cerebral.
    • n cerebrum The two cerebral hemispheres taken together, with the olfactory lobes; the prosencephalon. See cerebral hemisphere, under cerebral.
    • n cerebrum In insects, the supra-esophageal ganglion, formed by the union of several ganglia in the upper part of the head, and often called the brain.
    • n cerebrum In invertebrates generally, the principal nervous ganglion or ganglia of the head.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cerebrum ser′e-brum the front and larger part of the brain
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Quotations

  • H. L. Mencken
    H.%20L.%20Mencken
    “War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., the brain
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cerebrum, the brain; prob. cog. with Gr. kara, the head, kranion, the cranium.

Usage

In literature:

Beginning at the bottom of the figure, we observe the medulla oblongata rising from the spinal cord to reach the cerebrum.
"Buchanan's Journal of Man, May 1887" by Various
Repetition had stencilled his name and his photograph upon the public cerebrum.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
The cerebrum is not occupied with direct impressions from without but with the ideas of such impressions.
"Essays: Scientific, Political, & Speculative, Vol. I" by Herbert Spencer
Etiam qui sternutat frequenter, dicitur habere forte cerebrum.
"Notes and Queries, Number 217, December 24, 1853" by Various
May it not have been, at least with respect to the cerebrum, quite infinitesimal?
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Later comes that of the cerebrum, also in its higher mammalian or human traits.
"Was Man Created?" by Henry A. Mott
Drink, gluttony, cruelty, all came to their infant cerebrums cotemporaneously.
"Byways of Ghost-Land" by Elliott O'Donnell
His ears could not hear, nor could his flesh feel, but his whole form or cerebrum sensed he held the woman he loved in his arms.
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
The CEREBRUM IS divided into two hemispheres, by a cleft, or fissure.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
The name comes from the cerebrum or thinking part of the brain.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
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In news:

Watch Scary Cerebrum in the Better Homes and Gardens Video.
Your brain has three main components: the cerebrum (which consists of the left and right cerebral hemispheres), the cerebellum and the brain stem.
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In science:

Age-dependent material properties of the porcine cerebrum: Effect on pediatric inertial head injury criteria. J.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
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