Definition of Cerebrum

1. Noun. Anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans.

Definition of Cerebrum

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

Definition of Cerebrum

1. Noun. (neuroanatomy) 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. ¹

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Definition of Cerebrum

1. a part of the brain [n -BRUMS or -BRA] : CEREBRIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Cerebrum

1. The portion of the brain (frontal lobes) where thought and higher function reside. (12 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerebrum

cerebrotendinous cholesterinosis
cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis
cerebrovascular accident
cerebrovascular accident prevention
cerebrovascular circulation
cerebrovascular disease
cerebrum (current term)
ceremonial behaviour
ceremonial dance
ceremonial occasion

Literary usage of Cerebrum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Structure of cerebrum as indicating way in which impulses are organized. No clearer evidence of the function of the cerebrum can be found than that which is ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"Structure of the cerebrum. The cerebrum, like the other parts of the great ... But here the analogy ends, for in the cerebrum we have, in addition to this ..."

3. A Text-book of physiology for medical students and physicians by William Henry Howell (1913)
"GENERAL PHYSIOLOGY OF THE cerebrum. eventually he learned to feed himself when his nose was brought into contact with the food, although he was not able to ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"Bull., Baltimore, 1910, xxi, 304-311. E. Topical Diagnosis of Lesions of the cerebrum The cerebrum includes the midbrain or mesencephalon, ..."

5. The Dublin dissector or Manual of anatomy by Robert Harrison (1854)
"DISSECTION OF THE cerebrum. [The great volume of the cerebrum seems to be characteristic of man ; there are certain inferior animals, in which the whole ..."

6. Human Physiology: A Text-book for High Schools and Colleges by Percy Goldthwait Stiles (1916)
"This seems a trifling function but it is one which the cerebrum in all cases fulfils. The cerebrum cannot be removed for purposes of experiment without ..."

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