Cerebral hemispheres

Cerebral hemispheres
Hemisphere Hem"i*sphere, n. [L. hemisphaerium, Gr. ?; ? half = ? sphere: cf. F. h['e]misph[`e]re. See {Hemi-}, and {Sphere}.] 1. A half sphere; one half of a sphere or globe, when divided by a plane passing through its center. [1913 Webster]

2. Half of the terrestrial globe, or a projection of the same in a map or picture. [1913 Webster]

3. The people who inhabit a hemisphere. [1913 Webster]

He died . . . mourned by a hemisphere. --J. P. Peters. [1913 Webster]

{Cerebral hemispheres}. (Anat.) See {Brain}.

{Magdeburg hemispheres} (Physics), two hemispherical cups forming, when placed together, a cavity from which the air can be withdrawn by an air pump; -- used to illustrate the pressure of the air. So called because invented by Otto von Guericke at Magdeburg.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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