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noun, plural ver·mes [vur-meez] /ˈvɜr miz/. Anatomy.
  1. the median lobe or division of the cerebellum.
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Origin of vermis

1885–90; < New Latin; Latin: worm; so called from its shape
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noun plural -mes (-miːz)
  1. anatomy the middle lobe connecting the two halves of the cerebellum
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Word Origin for vermis

C19: via New Latin from Latin: worm
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vermis in Medicine


n. pl. ver•mes (-mēz)
  1. The narrow middle zone occurring between the two hemispheres of the cerebellum.
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