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gy·rus

 (jī′rəs)
n. pl. gy·ri (-rī′)
A rounded ridge, as on the surfaces of the cerebral hemispheres.

[Latin gȳrus, circle; see gyre.]

gyrus

(ˈdʒaɪrəs)
n, pl gyri (ˈdʒaɪraɪ)
another name for convolution3
[C19: from Latin; see gyre]

gy•rus

(ˈdʒaɪ rəs)

n., pl. gy•ri (ˈdʒaɪ raɪ)
a convoluted fold of the brain.
[1835–45; < Latin gȳrus; see gyre]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gyrus - a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
frontal gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the frontal lobe of the cerebrum
temporal gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum
parietal gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the parietal lobe of the cerebrum
occipital gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum
cerebrum - anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans
central gyrus - either of two gyri on either side of the central sulcus
Translations

gy·rus

n. L. circunvolución, porción elevada de la corteza cerebral;
Broca's ______ de Broca, tercera, frontal inferior;
frontal, superior ______ frontal superior;
inferior, lateral occipital ______ occipital inferior lateral;
superior occipital ______ occipital superior.
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Animal studies, notes Baxter, indicatethat the orbital gyri are involved in directing attention toward specific objects.
Animal evidence suggests that the caudate and the orbital gyri work jointly in the expression of new behaviors.