cerebellum
a thick-walled dorsal swelling of the dorsal metencephalon (anterior hindbrain and perhaps including the posterior midbrain) concerned with locomotory activity. This unpaired structure is found just posterior to the optic lobes, has rounded lateral enlargements which project partially into the fourth ventricle and its posterior end projects dorsally above the fourth ventricle

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  • cerebellum — 1560s, from L. cerebellum a small brain, dim. of cerebrum (see CEREBRAL (Cf. cerebral)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cerebellum — Cer e*bel lum, n.; pl. E. {Cerebellums}, L. {Cerebella}. [L., dim. of cerebrum brain.] (Anat.) The large lobe of the hind brain in front of and above the medulla; the little brain. It controls combined muscular action. See {Brain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cerebellum — (lat.), kleines Gehirn, s.u. Gehirn …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cerebellum — (lat.), das Kleinhirn (s. Gehirn) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cerebellum — (lat.), das kleine Gehirn, s. Gehirn …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cerebellum — ⇒ Kleinhirn …   Deutsch wörterbuch der biologie

  • cerebellum — ► NOUN (pl. cerebellums or cerebella) Anatomy ▪ the part of the brain at the back of the skull, which coordinates muscular activity. DERIVATIVES cerebellar adjective. ORIGIN Latin, little brain …   English terms dictionary

  • cerebellum — [ser΄ə bel′əm] n. pl. cerebellums or cerebella [ser΄ə belə] [L, dim. of cerebrum, brain < IE * k̑eres < base * k̑er , top of the head: see HORN] the section of the brain behind and below the cerebrum: it consists of two lateral lobes and a… …   English World dictionary

  • Cerebellum — This article is about the smaller region in the lower part of the brain. For the large region of the brain, see Cerebrum. Brain: Cerebellum A human brain, with the cerebellum colored in purple …   Wikipedia

  • Cerebellum — Das Kleinhirn (lateinisch: Cerebellum) ist ein Teil des Gehirns von Wirbeltieren, der sich dem Hirnstamm hinten auflagert und sich unterhalb der Okzipitallappen des Großhirns in der hinteren Schädelgrube befindet. Zusammen mit dem verlängerten… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • cerebellum — cerebellar, adj. /ser euh bel euhm/, n., pl. cerebellums, cerebella / bel euh/. Anat., Zool. a large portion of the brain, serving to coordinate voluntary movements, posture, and balance in humans, being in back of and below the cerebrum and… …   Universalium

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