[suh-ree-bruhl, ser-uh-]
Anatomy, Zoology. of or pertaining to the cerebrum or the brain.
betraying or characterized by the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct: His is a cerebral music that leaves many people cold.
Phonetics, retroflex ( def 2 ).
Phonetics. a cerebral sound.

1795–1805; < Neo-Latin cerebrālis. See cerebrum, -al1

cerebrally, adverb
intercerebral, adjective
noncerebral, adjective
overcerebral, adjective
postcerebral, adjective
precerebral, adjective
subcerebral, adjective
supercerebral, adjective
supercerebrally, adverb
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cerebral (ˈsɛrɪbrəl, US səˈriːbrəl)
1.  of or relating to the cerebrum or to the entire brain
2.  involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
3.  phonetics another word for cacuminal
4.  phonetics a consonant articulated in the manner of a cacuminal consonant

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Word Origin & History

1816, from Fr. cérébral, from L. cerebrum "brain," from PIE *keres-, from base *ker- "top of the head." Meaning "intellectual, clever" is from 1929.
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cerebral cer·e·bral (sěr'ə-brəl, sə-rē'-)
Of or relating to the brain or cerebrum.

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cerebral   (sěr'ə-brəl, sə-rē'brəl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
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cerebral [(suh-ree-bruhl, ser-uh-bruhl)]

A descriptive term for things pertaining to the brain or cerebrum.

Note: The term is also used figuratively to describe things that appeal to the intellect.
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Example sentences
The cerebral hemispheres and other parts of the brain involved with vision and
  movement were relatively large.
Cerebral hypoxia occurs when there is not enough oxygen getting to the brain.
Shrapnel is excised, cerebral tissue swells, and the scalp is pulled taut and
  sewn back over a ballooning brain.
Moreover, functional brain imaging now reveals how they achieve their
  extraordinary cerebral feats.
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