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cerebellum   (sěr'ə-běl'əm)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural cerebellums or cerebella
The part of the vertebrate brain that is located below the cerebrum at the rear of the skull and that coordinates balance and muscle activity. In mammals, the cerebellum is made up of two connecting hemispheres that consist of a core of white matter surrounded by gray matter.
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