[se-ree-broh-vas-kyuh-ler, ser-uh-]

adjective Anatomy.

of, relating to, or affecting the cerebrum and its associated blood vessels.

Origin of cerebrovascular

First recorded in 1930–35; cerebro- + vascular
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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrovascular



of or relating to the blood vessels and the blood supply of the brain
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Word Origin and History for cerebrovascular

1935, from cerebro-, comb. form of Latin cerebrum (see cerebral) + vascular.

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cerebrovascular in Medicine


[sĕr′ə-brō-văskyə-lər, sə-rē′brō-]


Relating to the blood supply to the brain, particularly with reference to pathological changes.
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