Definition of Cerebral

1. Adjective. Involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct. "Cerebral drama"

Exact synonyms: Intellectual
Antonyms: Emotional
Derivative terms: Intellect

2. Adjective. Of or relating to the cerebrum or brain. "Cerebral activity"
Partainyms: Cerebrum

Definition of Cerebral

1. a. Of or pertaining to the cerebrum.

2. n. One of a class of lingual consonants in the East Indian languages. See Lingual, n.

Definition of Cerebral

1. Adjective. (anatomy medicine) Of, or relating to the brain or cerebral cortex of the brain. ¹

2. Adjective. Intellectual rather than emotional. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: linguistics obsolete) Retroflex. ¹

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Definition of Cerebral

1. a kind of consonant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cerebral

1. Of or pertaining of the cerebrum or the brain. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cerebral

cerebellopontine angle
cerebellopontine angle syndrome
cerebellopontine angle tumour
cerebellopontine cisternography
cerebellopontine recess
cerebellorubral tract
cerebellospinal fibres
cerebellothalamic tract
cerebral (current term)
cerebral agraphia
cerebral amyloid angiopathy
cerebral amyloidosis
cerebral aneurysm
cerebral angiography
cerebral anoxia
cerebral anthrax
cerebral aqueduct
cerebral aqueducts
cerebral arterial circle
cerebral arteries
cerebral arteriography
cerebral arteriovenous malformations
cerebral artery

Literary usage of Cerebral

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The cerebral Veins. The cerebral Veins are remarkable for the extreme thinness of ... The Superficial cerebral Veins ramify upon the surface of the brain, ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"DISEASES OF THE BRAIN AND ITS MEMBRANES ance of life than is cerebral hemorrhage. The foudroyant cases are less frequent in which death follows within a few ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1912)
"As just stated, some of the cerebral features of uraemia may depend upon it. ... cerebral HEMORRHAGE The bleeding may come from branches of either of the ..."

4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"The middle cerebral artery (iii) passes obliquely outwards and upwards in the fissure of Sylvius to the surface of the island of Heil, where k divides into ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"DURING the past fifteen years great progress has been made in the study of cerebral localization, and it seems probable that in the immediate future the ..."

6. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1893)
"When the cerebral hemispheres are removed this pyramidal tract falls away, ... The cerebral hemispheres, as we have more than once insisted, seem to stand ..."

7. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"cerebral trauma, or injury, which can occur anywhere in the brain, may differ from stroke in ... To avoid confusion in the discussion of cerebral damage, ..."

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