noun, plural ver·mes [vur-meez] /ˈvɜr miz/. Anatomy.

the median lobe or division of the cerebellum.

Origin of vermis

1885–90; < New Latin; Latin: worm; so called from its shape Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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noun plural -mes (-miːz)

anatomy the middle lobe connecting the two halves of the cerebellum

Word Origin for vermis

C19: via New Latin from Latin: worm
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n. pl. ver•mes (-mēz)

The narrow middle zone occurring between the two hemispheres of the cerebellum.
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