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Pronunciation: ser′e-bel′ŭm, -bel′ă

Definition: The large posterior brain mass lying posterior (dorsal) to the pons and medulla and inferior to the tentorium cerebelli and posterior portion of the cerebrum; it consists of two lateral hemispheres united by a narrow middle portion, the vermis.

[L. dim. of cerebrum, brain]

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