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Cerebrum: The largest part of the brain. It is divided into two hemispheres, or halves.

The word "cerebrum" is the Latin word for "brain." The Romans used the same word to refer to the "skull" (which houses the brain) and the "head" (which houses the skull). And in Rome "cerebrum" also meant "understanding" (and a fiery temper). The word "cerebrate", meaning "to use the mind or think", comes from the Latin "cerebrum."

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  • Anatomy of the Brain - Cerebrum - Biology

    The cerebrum is the largest portion of the brain. It encompasses about two-thirds of the brain mass and lies over and around most of the structures of the brain.

  • The Cerebrum - My Webspace files

    The cerebrum-- which is just Latin for "brain" -- is the newest (evolutionarily) and largest part of the brain as a whole. It is here that things like perception ...

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    The Cerebrum: The cerebrum or cortex is the largest part of the human brain, associated with higher brain function such as thought and action. The cerebral ...

  • cerebrum (anatomy) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia

    cerebrum (anatomy), the largest and uppermost portion of the brain. The cerebrum consists of the cerebral hemispheres and accounts for two-thirds of the total weight of ...

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