cerebral

[ suh-ree-bruh l, ser-uh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF cerebral
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Wherefore it was covered by a peel or skin which met and grew by the help of the cerebral humour.

Was not the epoch of such "freedom" also that of cerebral neurasthenia?

The rectification of cerebral science is to me a demonstration.L.

The end of cerebral tuberculosis has been death before this.

See Cerebral mechanism Cosmogony and genesis of matter, 188.

See Cerebral activity and consciousnessof the eye, 88instinct as, 176-7of intellect.

What was the cerebral treachery that defied his own vigilance?

Thus color is a cerebral sensation only, and grass is not green.

Hemiplegia is usually the result of a cerebral hemorrhage or embolism.

It is his cerebral interior projected into stone and decoration.

WORD ORIGIN

1816, "pertaining to the brain," from French cérébral (16c.), from Latin cerebrum "the brain" (also "the understanding"), from PIE *keres-, from root *ker- "top of the head" (see horn (n.)). Meaning "intellectual, clever" is from 1929. Cerebral palsy attested from 1824, originally a general term for cases of paralysis that seemed to be traceable to "a morbid state of the encephalon." Later used in a more specific sense from c.1860, based on the work of English surgeon Dr. William Little.

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