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or cerebr-
Brain; cerebrum: cerebroside.

[From cerebrum.]


or before a vowel


combining form
(Anatomy) indicating the brain: cerebrospinal.
[from cerebrum]


(səˈri brəm, ˈsɛr ə-)

n., pl. -brums, -bra (-brə).
the forward and upper part of the brain, involved with voluntary movement and conscious processes, in mammals and birds greatly enlarged. Compare cerebral hemisphere.
[1605–15; < Latin: brain]
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