cerebral [s uh- ree-br uh l, ser- uh-] Examples Word Origin . Anatomy, Zoology of or relating to the cerebrum or the brain. betraying or characterized by the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct: His is a cerebral music that leaves many people cold. . Phonetics retroflex. (def 2) . Phonetics a cerebral sound. Origin of cerebral
dating back to
-al 1 Related forms ce·re·bral·ly, adverb in·ter·cer·e·bral, adjective non·cer·e·bral, adjective o·ver·ce·re·bral, adjective post·ce·re·bral, adjective pre·ce·re·bral, adjective sub·cer·e·bral, adjective su·per·ce·re·bral, adjective su·per·ce·re·bral·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for cerebrally Historical Examples of cerebrally British Dictionary definitions for cerebrally of or relating to the cerebrum or to the entire brain involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct phonetics another word for cacuminal phonetics a consonant articulated in the manner of a cacuminal consonant Derived Forms cerebrally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cerebrally adj.
1816, "pertaining to the brain," from French
cérébral (16c.), from Latin cerebrum "the brain" (also "the understanding"), from PIE *keres-, from root *ker- "top of the head" (see horn (n.)). Meaning "intellectual, clever" is from 1929. Cerebral palsy attested from 1824, originally a general term for cases of paralysis that seemed to be traceable to "a morbid state of the encephalon." Later used in a more specific sense from c.1860, based on the work of English surgeon Dr. William Little.
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cerebral [sĕr ′ə-brəl, sə-rē ′-] Of or relating to the brain or cerebrum.
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cerebral [sĕr ′ə-brəl, sə-rē ′brəl] Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
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cerebral [(suh- ree-bruhl, ser-uh-bruhl)]
A descriptive term for things pertaining to the
brain or cerebrum. Note
The term is also used figuratively to describe things that appeal to the intellect.
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