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[vur-mis] /ˈvɜr mɪs/
noun, plural vermes
[vur-meez] /ˈvɜr miz/ (Show IPA).
the median lobe or division of the cerebellum.
Origin of vermis
1885-90; < New Latin; Latin: worm; so called from its shape Unabridged
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noun (pl) -mes (-miːz)
(anatomy) the middle lobe connecting the two halves of the cerebellum
Word Origin
C19: via New Latin from Latin: worm
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vermis in Medicine

vermis ver·mis (vûr'mĭs)
n. pl. ver·mes (-mēz)
The narrow middle zone occurring between the two hemispheres of the cerebellum.

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