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vermis

Pronunciation: ver'mis, -mez

Definition:

  1. A worm; any structure or part resembling a worm in shape.
  2. Vermis cerebelli, the narrow middle zone between the two hemispheres of the cerebellum; the portion projecting above the level of the hemispheres on the upper surface is called the superior vermis; the lower portion, sunken between the two hemispheres and forming the floor of the vallecula, is the inferior vermis.

[L. worm]

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