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səˈri brəm, ˈsɛr ə-cere·brum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cerebrumnoun

    anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans


  1. cerebrumnoun

    The upper part of the brain, which is divided into the two cerebral hemispheres. In humans it is the largest part of the brain and is the seat of motor and sensory functions, and the higher mental functions such as consciousness, thought, reason, emotion, and memory.

    Etymology: From cerebrum, from ḱara-. Cognate with κάρα, hirni, hærn. More at harns.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cerebrumnoun

    the anterior, and in man the larger, division of the brain; the seat of the reasoning faculties and the will. See Brain

    Etymology: [L., the brain.]


  1. Cerebrum

    The cerebrum, or telencephalon, together with the diencephalon, constitutes the prosencephalon during embryonic development. In humans, the cerebrum is the superior-most region of the vertebrate central nervous system. However, in the majority of animals, the cerebrum is the anterior-most region of the CNS as most animals rarely assume an upright anatomical position. Telencephalon refers to the embryonic structure from which the mature cerebrum develops. In mammals, the dorsal telencephalon, or pallium, develops into the cerebral cortex, and the ventral telencephalon, or subpallium, becomes the basal ganglia. The cerebrum is also divided into approximately symmetric left and right cerebral hemispheres. With the assistance of the cerebellum, the cerebrum controls all voluntary actions in the body.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cerebrum

    ser′e-brum, n. the front and larger part of the brain.—adjs. Cerebell′ar, Cerebell′ous.—n. Cerebell′um, the hinder and lower part of the brain.—adj. Cer′ebral, pertaining to the cerebrum.—ns. Cer′ebralism, the theory that all mental operations originate in the cerebrum; Cer′ebralist.—v.i. Cer′ebrate, to show brain action.—n. Cerebrā′tion, action of the brain, conscious or unconscious, marked by molecular changes in the cerebrum.—adjs. Cer′ebric, cerebral; Cereb′riform, brain-shaped.—ns. Cer′ebrin, a name given to several nitrogenous non-phosphorised substances obtained from the brain; Cerebrī′tis, inflammation of the cerebrum.—adj. Cer′ebro-spīn′al, relating to the brain and spinal cord together.—Cerebral hemispheres, the two great divisions of the cerebrum. [L. cerebrum, the brain; prob. cog. with Gr. kara, the head, kranion, the cranium.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Cerebrum

    Derived from TELENCEPHALON, cerebrum is composed of a right and a left hemisphere. Each contains an outer cerebral cortex and a subcortical basal ganglia. The cerebrum includes all parts within the skull except the MEDULLA OBLONGATA, the PONS, and the CEREBELLUM. Cerebral functions include sensorimotor, emotional, and intellectual activities.

Editors Contribution

  1. cerebrum

    A form of matter in the brain.

    The cerebrum has a role in the processing of information.

    Submitted by MaryC on May 16, 2020  


  1. Cerebrum

    the supra-oesophageal ganglion.

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    The numerical value of cerebrum in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cerebrum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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