fissure of Sylvius


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fissure of Syl·vi·us

 (sĭl′vē-əs)
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fissure of Sylvius

(ˈsɪlvɪəs)
n
(Anatomy) a deep horizontal cleft in each cerebral hemisphere: marks the separation of the temporal lobe from the frontal and parietal lobes
[named after Franciscus Sylvius (died 1652), German anatomist]
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Noun1.fissure of Sylvius - the deepest and most prominent of the cortical fissures; separates the frontal lobes and temporal lobes in both hemispheres
sulcus - (anatomy) any of the narrow grooves in an organ or tissue especially those that mark the convolutions on the surface of the brain
cerebrum - anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
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