Anatomy, Zoology. of or relating to the cerebrum or the brain.
betraying or characterized by the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct:
His is a cerebral music that leaves many people cold.
Phonetics. retroflex (def 2).
Phonetics. a cerebral sound.
of or relating to the cerebrum or to the entire brain
involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct
(phonetics) another word for cacuminal
(phonetics) a consonant articulated in the manner of a cacuminal consonant
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.
cerebral cer·e·bral (sěr’ə-brəl, sə-rē’-)
Of or relating to the brain or cerebrum.
Relating to or involving the brain or cerebrum.
cerebral [(suh-ree-bruhl, ser-uh-bruhl)]
A descriptive term for things pertaining to the brain or cerebrum.
Note: The term is also used figuratively to describe things that appeal to the intellect.
to use the mind; think or think about. verb (intransitive) generally (facetious) to use the mind; think; ponder; consider
to use the mind; think or think about. Historical Examples noun the act of thinking; consideration; thought verb (intransitive) generally (facetious) to use the mind; think; ponder; consider n. 1853, coined by English physiologist Dr. William B. Carpenter (1813-1885) from Latin cerebrum “brain” (see cerebral) + -ation. Related: Cerebrate (v.); cerebrated. cerebration cer·e·bra·tion (sěr’ə-brā’shən) n. […]
pertaining to or derived from the brain.
cerebriform ce·re·bri·form (sə-rē’brə-fôrm’) adj. Resembling the external fissures and convolutions of the brain.