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n. pl. ver·mes (-mēz)
The region of the cerebellum lying between and connecting the two hemispheres.

[New Latin, from Latin, worm; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]


n, pl -mes (-miːz)
(Anatomy) anatomy the middle lobe connecting the two halves of the cerebellum
[C19: via New Latin from Latin: worm]


(ˈvɜr mɪs)

n., pl. -mes (-miz)
the median lobe or division of the cerebellum.
[1885–90; < New Latin; Latin: worm]
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Noun1.vermis - the narrow central part of the cerebellum between the two hemispheres
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
cerebellum - a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
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Whereas in Anglo-Saxon wyrm often meant "serpent" or "dragon," here the Latin vermis, though cognate with wyrm, means a literal "worm," although Ambrosius goes on to explain that it symbolically represents the Red Dragon of Britain.
In JS, dysfunction of the primary cilium during embryonic development leads to underdevelopment or malformation of the cerebellar vermis, the area connecting the two lobes of the cerebellum, which appears as a distinct feature on axial section of MRI called the molar tooth sign (MTS) because it resembles the roots of a molar or wisdom tooth.
Yeni donemde gorevlerini devreden, uzun zamandir dergimize her kademede emek vermis olan Sayin Prof.
There was extensive mass effect with displacement, distortion, and compression of the fourth ventricle causing moderate acute obstructive hydrocephalus and displacement of the cerebellar vermis to the right.
Vermis and contiguous hemisphere portions are wholly called the spinocerebellum, which is associated with rubrospinal and corticospinal tracts.
There is severe hypogenesis of the cerebellar vermis, enlarged, horizontal superior cerebellar peduncles, a small mid brain in the anteroposterior direction, and a "batwing" configuration of the mid-superior fourth ventricle (Figures 1 and 2).
Nate Trainor has Joubert Syndrome, a disorder that causes a brain abnormality of the cerebellar vermis, which controls balance and coordination, according to the Joubert Syndrome & Related Disorder Foundation.
Capik ve Gozum (12) ise Turkiye'de web destekli prostat kanseri ve taramalarina yonelik egitim vermis bilgi duzeylerinde artis oldugunu fakat taramalara katilimlarinda aniamli artis olmadigigini saptamislardir.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of one patient showed lesions involving subcortical white matter consisting of left temporal lobe areas, periventricular region, cerebellar vermis, and dorsal pons, all of which are areas involved in accommodation.
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