Hypertext Webster Gateway: "cerebral"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Cerebral \Cer"e*bral\, a. [L. cerebrum brain; akin to Gr. ?
head: cf. F. c['e]r['e]bral. See {Cheer}.] (Anat.)
Of or pertaining to the cerebrum.

{Cerebral apoplexy}. See under {Apoplexy}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Cerebral \Cer"e*bral\, n. [A false translation of the Skr.
m[=u]rdhanya, lit., head-sounds.]
One of a class of lingual consonants in the East Indian
languages. See {Lingual}, n.

Note: Prof. W. D. Whitney calls these letters linguals, and
this is their usual designation in the United States.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

adj 1: involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct; "a
cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"
[syn: {intellectual}] [ant: {emotional}]
2: of or relating to the cerebrum or brain; "cerebral
hemisphere"; "cerebral activity"

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