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Definition relating to the brain — especially the cerebrum (front of the brain)


involving careful thinking rather than emotions or instinct
  • Moderate exercise increases cerebral blood volume which improves thinking.
cerebral = relating to the brain
  • Her thinking is too cerebral for his taste.
  • cerebral = involves careful thinking rather than emotions or instinct
  • She suffered a cerebral hemorrhage.
  • cerebral = related to the brain
  • His brain had decreased in weight and there was a general smoothing out of cerebral convolutions as well as a deepening and broadening of brain fissures.
    Daniel Keyes  --  Flowers for Algernon
  • cerebral = brain
  • But cerebral spinal fluid is just the doctors' fancy way of saying brain grease.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • cerebral = relating to the brain
  • His cerebral functions had deserted him.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • He told Dr. Edwards, "That Chink knows more about the pathology of cerebral hemorrhage than I do, and I bet as much as you do.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • He then suffered several cerebral strokes.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • The fair was a "contagion," a "virus," a form of "progressive cerebral meningitis."
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • But death was due to a cerebral haemorrhage.
    Michael Ondaatje  --  Running in the Family
  • Starting on the left cerebral cortex.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Within the internal layer of cerebral vessels were small deposits of green.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Appending to the cerebral cortex.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • He wants to get at his complicated "cerebral drama," to have his famous remorses and torments acted; but I want to act my part, my part!
    Luigi Pirandello  --  Six Characters in Search of an Author
  • What will she demand next—a physical inspection of my cerebral cortex?
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • Davey Cantor had said something about a cerebral hemorrhage.
    Chaim Potok  --  The Chosen
  • When Queens have to they do it by a cerebral process passed down in the blood...... Good.
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • He's a cheerful, burly looking man, not at all the cerebral, ascetic type I imagine hovering over datascreens in the Match Department.
    Ally Condie  --  Matched
  • There was no peculiar indication in any organ—an excitement of the nervous system—that was it; a case of cerebral congestion—nothing more.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The cranium had been smashed open by some blunt instrument, leaving the naked brains exposed, and the cerebral matter had suffered deep abrasions.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

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