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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ser′ĕ-brŭm, sĕ-rē′brŭm; -bră; -brŭmz


Term originally referring to the largest portion of the brain, including practically all parts within the skull except the medulla, pons, and cerebellum; it now usually refers only to those parts derived from the telencephalon and includes mainly the cerebral hemispheres (cerebral cortex and basal nuclei, also called basal ganglia).

[L., brain]

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