Meaning of “cerebrum” in the English Dictionary

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"cerebrum" in British English

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cerebrumnoun [ C ]

uk /səˈriː.brəm/ us /səˈriː.brəm/ plural cerebra uk /-brə/ us cerebrums specialized

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  • Each of these hemispheres is subdivided into three lobes, so that the entire cerebrum is made up of six distinct lobes. 
  • The anterior portion of the cerebrum is devoted to intellectual processes, which freely expend the vital energies. 
  • The cerebrum comprises nearly seven-eighths of the entire mass, and fills the upper part of the skull. 
  • The cerebrum has a peculiar convoluted appearance, its deep folds being separated by fissures, some of them nearly an inch in depth. 
  • The fore-brain or cerebrum especially is much more developed in them than in the lower animals. 

(Definition of “cerebrum” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cerebrum" in American English

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cerebrumnoun [ C ]

/səˈri·brəm, ˈser·ə·brəm/

biology the front part of the brain, which is involved with thought, decision, emotion, and character

(Definition of “cerebrum” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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