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a personality type characterized by restraint, alertness, and an intellectual approach to life: said to be correlated with an ectomorph body type Compare somatotonia, viscerotonia


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    of, relating to, or affecting the cerebrum and its associated blood vessels. adjective of or relating to the blood vessels and the blood supply of the brain adj. 1935, from cerebro-, comb. form of Latin cerebrum (see cerebral) + vascular. cerebrovascular cer·e·bro·vas·cu·lar (sěr’ə-brō-vās’kyə-lər, sə-rē’brō-) adj. Relating to the blood supply to the brain, particularly with […]

  • Cerebrovascular-accident

    stroke1 (def 6). Abbreviation: CVA. noun a sudden interruption of the blood supply to the brain caused by rupture of an artery in the brain (cerebral haemorrhage) or the blocking of a blood vessel, as by a clot of blood (cerebral occlusion) See apoplexy, stroke (sense 4) cerebrovascular accident n. See stroke. cerebrovascular accident (sěr’ə-brō-vās’kyə-lər, […]

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    cloth coated or impregnated with wax so as to be waterproof, formerly used for wrapping the dead, for bandages, etc. a piece of such cloth. Historical Examples noun waxed waterproof cloth of a kind formerly used as a shroud

  • Ceredigion

    noun a county of W Wales, on Cardigan Bay: created in 1996 from part of Dyfed; corresponds to the former Cardiganshire (abolished 1974): mainly agricultural, with the Cambrian Mountains in the E and N. Administrative centre: Aberaeron. Pop: 77 200 (2003 est). Area: 1793 sq km (692 sq miles) Historical Examples

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