One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The part of the brain at the back of the skull in vertebrates, which coordinates and regulates muscular activity.
- ‘The brain includes the cerebral hemispheres, the cerebellum, and the brain stem.’
- ‘The vertebrobasilar arteries supply the brain stem, cerebellum, and occipital lobes; the cerebral hemispheres are supplied through the carotid arteries.’
- ‘The voluntary muscles are regulated by the parts of the brain known as the cerebral motor cortex and the cerebellum.’
- ‘The primary sites of toxicity are the central and peripheral nervous systems, with particular toxicity to the cerebellum and motor cortex.’
- ‘These changes were observed in a multifocal distribution involving the white matter of the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord.’
Mid 16th century: from Latin, diminutive of cerebrum.
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