|—n , pl -brums, -bra|
|1.||See telencephalon the anterior portion of the brain of vertebrates, consisting of two lateral hemispheres joined by a thick band of fibres: the dominant part of the brain in man, associated with intellectual function, emotion, and personality|
|2.||the brain considered as a whole|
|3.||the main neural bundle or ganglion of certain invertebrates|
|[C17: from Latin: the brain]|
cerebrum cer·e·brum (sěr'ə-brəm, sə-rē'-)
n. pl. cer·e·brums or cer·e·bra (-brə)
The largest portion of the brain, including practically all the parts within the skull except the medulla, pons, and cerebellum and now usually referring only to the parts derived from the telencephalon and including mainly the cerebral hemispheres that are joined at the bottom by the corpus callosum. It controls and integrates motor, sensory, and higher mental functions, such as thought, reason, emotion, and memory.
|cerebrum (sěr'ə-brəm, sə-rē'brəm) Pronunciation Key
Plural cerebrums or cerebra
The largest part of the vertebrate brain, filling most of the skull and consisting of two cerebral hemispheres divided by a deep groove and joined by the corpus callosum, a transverse band of nerve fibers. The cerebrum processes complex sensory information and controls voluntary muscle activity. In humans it is the center of thought, learning, memory, language, and emotion.