- the median lobe or division of the cerebellum.
Origin of vermis
1885–90; < New Latin; Latin: worm; so called from its shape
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Examples from the Web for vermis
Like the cerebrum, the cerebellum has two hemispheres, separated by a structure called the vermis.Early Brain Injury Might Be the Root of Autism
September 7, 2014
The Latin name for the same discomfort was verminatio, from vermis, a worm.The Romance of Words (4th ed.)
The Bishop hung his head and replied, "Vermis sum—I am a worm."Les Misrables
The vermis and large barnacles abound, which are so destructive to shipping without copper bottoms.Observations Upon The Windward Coast Of Africa
I have never found the Struthiolaria vermis except cast up on ocean beaches, and it is comparatively rare.Beautiful Shells of New Zealand
E. G. B. Moss
It consists of two hemispheres or lateral lobes, and of a median or central lobe, which in human anatomy is called the vermis.
- anatomy the middle lobe connecting the two halves of the cerebellum
C19: via New Latin from Latin: worm
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- The narrow middle zone occurring between the two hemispheres of the cerebellum.
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