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either of the rounded halves of the cerebrum of the brain, divided laterally by a deep fissure and connected at the bottom by the corpus callosum.
either half of the cerebrum

cerebral hemisphere n.
Either of the two symmetrical halves of the cerebrum, as divided by the longitudinal cerebral fissure.
cerebral hemisphere
Either of the two symmetrical halves of the cerebrum, designated right and left. In mammals, the cerebral hemispheres are connected by the corpus callosum, a transverse band of nerve fibers.


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