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cerebellum

Portion of the brain between the cerebrum and the brainstem concerned in the coordination of movement; receives input from the spinal cord and cerebral cortex that coordinates the many muscles active in any given movement and projects to postural and voluntary motor control systems and red nucleus.  It is divided into two hemispheres and has a cortex and is part of the metencephalon.  The word cerebellum ccomes from the Latin word meaning "little brain".

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Related Words

brain ; brainstem ; cerebral cortex ; cerebrum ; metencephalon ; red nucleus ; spinal cord