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“cerebellum” in British English

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cerebellumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌser.əˈbel.əm/ us /ˌser.əˈbel.əm/ plural cerebella cerebellums specialized


  • Although most of the information goes to the visual cortex, which processes sight information, some of the eye’s nerves send information to the cerebellum, too, which helps control balance and movement.
  • Balance, for example, is controlled by the cerebellum.

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

“cerebellum” in American English

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cerebellumnoun [ C ]


biology a large part at the back of the brain that controls the muscles, movement, and balance

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