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Cerberus in Greek and Roman mythology, the three-headed dog that guards the entrance to Hades.
cere a waxy, fleshy, often brightly colored area at the upper part of the beak in certain birds, such as some parrots, eagles, or hawks, that contains the nostrils.
cereal any plant producing an edible grain, such as wheat, rye, or oats, or the like. [4 definitions]
cerebellopontine angle a region of the brain between the pons and cerebellum where tumors frequently form.
cerebellum the region of the brain controlling voluntary muscle coordination and balance.
cerebral characterized by intellect or reason. [2 definitions]
cerebral palsy a motor disorder caused by damage to the brain before or during birth, characterized by spastic paralysis and difficulty in controlling the voluntary muscles.
cerebrate to use the mind; think or reason about.
cerebro- brain.
cerebrospinal pertaining to or affecting the brain and spinal cord.
cerebrovascular of, pertaining to, or involving blood vessels of the cerebrum.
cerebrum the region of the brain comprising the largest area, acting to coordinate voluntary movement and control conscious mental activity.
cerecloth a fabric coated with wax in order to render it waterproof, formerly used for wrapping the dead before burial. [2 definitions]
cerement (usu. pl.) a cerecloth or other shroud.
ceremonial pertaining to, characterized by, or used in a ceremony. [3 definitions]
ceremonious given to formality or ceremony; formally polite. [2 definitions]
ceremony a set of formalities, customs, or rites performed in order to give honor or validation, or this set of acts taken as an event. [4 definitions]
Ceres in Roman mythology, the goddess of agriculture; Demeter. [2 definitions]
cereus any of various tall cacti growing in tropical North and South America and the western United States.
cerise a bright red color, resembling that of ripe cherries.
cerium a highly reactive chemical element of the rare-earth group that has fifty-eight protons in each nucleus and that occurs naturally only in compounds. (symbol: Ce)