Definition of cerebellum in English:


nouncerebellums, cerebella

  • The part of the brain at the back of the skull in vertebrates, which coordinates and regulates muscular activity.

    • ‘The vertebrobasilar arteries supply the brain stem, cerebellum, and occipital lobes; the cerebral hemispheres are supplied through the carotid arteries.’
    • ‘The brain includes the cerebral hemispheres, the cerebellum, and the brain stem.’
    • ‘The voluntary muscles are regulated by the parts of the brain known as the cerebral motor cortex and the cerebellum.’
    • ‘These changes were observed in a multifocal distribution involving the white matter of the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and spinal cord.’
    • ‘The primary sites of toxicity are the central and peripheral nervous systems, with particular toxicity to the cerebellum and motor cortex.’


Mid 16th century from Latin, diminutive of cerebrum.