calcarine sulcus

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Related to calcarine sulcus: cingulate gyrus, cuneus, lingual gyrus, collateral sulcus

cal·car·ine sulcus

A sulcus on the occipital lobe of the brain. Also called calcarine fissure.

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Noun1.calcarine sulcus - a sulcus in the mesial surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum
sulcus - (anatomy) any of the narrow grooves in an organ or tissue especially those that mark the convolutions on the surface of the brain
occipital cortex, occipital lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying in the back of the head
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The cortical projections from the fovea are represented by a relatively large region of cortex compared to the peripheral retina; (9) these projections are located at the outer central region of the calcarine sulcus whereas projections from the peripheral retina are located in the folds of the sulcus and further away from the scalp.
Striate cortex: Striate cortex is largely on medial aspect of occipital lobe around and in calcarine sulcus with extensions into uncus and lingual gyrus.