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  1. anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. The anterior, and in man the larger, division of the brain; the seat of the reasoning faculties and the will. See Brain. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Paired anteriolateral evaginations of the prosencephalon plus the lamina terminalis. The cerebral hemispheres are derived from it. Many authors consider cerebrum a synonymous term to telencephalon, though a minority include diencephalon as part of the cerebrum (Anthoney, 1994). Medical Dictionary DB
  4. The superior and larger part of the brain; the seat of the mind and will. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. The principal portion of the brain, including practically all parts within the skull except the medulla, pons, and cerebellum. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  6. Upper and principal part of the brain. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  7. The front and larger part of the brain. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. The front and upper part of the brain. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. The superior part of the brain. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. The brain proper; the front or larger brain. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. The fore-brain, or hemispheres, arising from the differentiation of the first primary vesicle. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  12. [Latin] The fore-brain, arising from differentiation of first primary vesicle. na
  13. ser'e-brum, n. the front and larger part of the brain.--adjs. CEREBELL'AR, CEREBELL'OUS.--n. CEREBELL'UM, the hinder and lower part of the brain.--adj. CER'EBRAL, pertaining to the cerebrum.--ns. CER'EBRALISM, the theory that all mental operations originate in the cerebrum; CER'EBRALIST.--v.i. CER'EBRATE, to show brain action.--n. CEREBR[=A]'TION, action of the brain, conscious or unconscious, marked by molecular changes in the cerebrum.--adjs. CER'EBRIC, cerebral; CEREB'RIFORM, brain-shaped.--ns. CER'EBRIN, a name given to several nitrogenous non-phosphorised substances obtained from the brain; CEREBR[=I]'TIS, inflammation of the cerebrum.--adj. CER'EBRO-SP[=I]N'AL, relating to the brain and spinal cord together.--CEREBRAL HEMISPHERES, the two great divisions of the cerebrum. [L. cerebrum, the brain; prob. cog. with Gr. kara, the head, kranion, the cranium.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. The brain. (F.) Cerveau, Cervelle. This term is sometimes applied to the whole of the contents of the cranium: at others, to the upper portion ;-the posterior and inferior being called cerebellum. The brain, properly so called, extends from the os frontis to the superior occipital fossae. Anteriorly, it rests on the orbitar vault: behind this, on the middle fossae of the base of the cranium; and, posteriorly, on the tentorium cerebello superextensum. The upper surface is divided by a deep median cleft (Scissure interlobaire, - Ch.) into two halves, called hemispheres, which are united at the base by the corpus callosum. At its surface are numerous convolutions. The inferior surface exhibits, from before to behind, three lobes, distinguished into anterior, middle, and posterior. The middle is separated from the anterior by the fissure of SYLVIUS; and from the posterior, by a shallow furrow which corresponds to the upper portion of the pars petrosa. Internally, the brain has, on the median line, the corpus callosum, septum lucidum, fornix, pineal gland, and third ventricle: -and laterally, the lateral ventricles, in which are the corpora striata, optic thalami, &c. It is contained in a triple envelope, (see Meninges.) Its texture is pulpy, and varies according to age. Two substances may be distinguished in it -the white, medullary, tubular or fibrous- medull'a cer'ebri, (F.) Pulpe cerebral, and the cortical, cineritious, vesicular, or gray. The former is white; and occupies all the interior and base of the brain. The latter is grayish and softer. It is situate particularly at the surface of the organ. The brain receives several arterial vessels, furnished by the internal carotid and vertebral. Its veins end in the sinuses. It is the material organ of the mental and moral manifestations. According to Gall, each part is the special seat of one of those faculties, and the brain and cerebellum, inclusive, are called by him 'the nervous system of the mental faculties.' See Craniology. The substance of the nervous system-Neurine -has been analyzed by Vauquelin, and found to contain water, 80.00; white fatty matter, 4.53; red fatty matter, called cerebrine, 0.70; osmazome, 1.12; albumen, 7.00; phosphorus, 1.50; sulphur, acid phosphates of potassa, lime, and magnesia, 5.15. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  15. [Latin] The great brain or fore-brain na
  16. The brain proper, in front of and above the cerebellum. Hence cerebro- comb. form. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  17. The anterior and larger part of the brain. American pocket medical dictionary.
  18. The larger, superior part of the brain, consisting of two hemispheres, occupying the vault of the cranium and the anterior and middle fossae of its base. It consists of central white and cortical gray matter with special collections of gray matter. It is continuous posteriorly with the cerebellum and the medulla oblongata by a constricted portion called the isthmus. [Lat.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  19. n. [Latin] The superior and larger division of the brain. Cabinet Dictionary

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