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The largest part of the brain. It is divided into two hemispheres, or halves, called the cerebral hemispheres. Areas within the cerebrum control muscle functions and also control speech, thought, emotions, reading, writing, and learning.

Last updated: 2015-02-04

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (