Cerebral fissures

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(Anat.) the furrows or clefts by which the surface of the cerebrum is divided; esp., the furrows first formed by the infolding of the whole wall of the cerebrum.

See also: Fissure

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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INTRODUCTION: Schizencephaly is a brain malformation characterized by in folding of cortical gray matter along a hemispheric cleft near the primary cerebral fissures. This condition was first described by yakovlev and wadswaorth in 1946 and the term was given.