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Vermis

vermis

1. A worm; any structure or part resembling a worm in shape.

2. The narrow middle zone between the two hemispheres of the cerebellum; the portion projecting above the level of the hemispheres on the upper surface is called the superior vermis; the lower portion, sunken between the two hemispheres and forming the floor of the vallecula, is the inferior vermis.

Origin: L. Worm


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