cerebellum

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Borrowed from Latin cerebellum, diminutive of cerebrum.

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IPA(key): /ˌseɹəˈbeləm/

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cerebellum (plural cerebellums or cerebella)

  1. (neuroanatomy) Part of the hindbrain in vertebrates. In humans it lies between the brainstem and the cerebrum. It plays an important role in sensory perception, motor output, balance and posture.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cerebrum (brain), with the diminutive suffix -ellum.

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cerebellum n (genitive cerebellī); second declension

  1. brain, little brain
  2. seat of senses, intellect

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Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cerebellum cerebella
genitive cerebellī cerebellōrum
dative cerebellō cerebellīs
accusative cerebellum cerebella
ablative cerebellō cerebellīs
vocative cerebellum cerebella

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