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The division of each hemisphere of the brain that lies beneath each parietal bone.
(Anatomy) the portion of each cerebral hemisphere concerned with the perception and interpretation of sensations of touch, temperature, and taste and with muscular movements
the middle part of each cerebral hemisphere behind the central sulcus.
The middle portion of each cerebral hemisphere, where sensory information from the body is processed.
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|Noun||1.||parietal lobe - that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head|
cerebral cortex, cerebral mantle, cortex, pallium - the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum
parietal gyrus - any of the convolutions of the outer surface of the parietal lobe of the cerebrum
postcentral gyrus - the convolution of parietal lobe that is bounded in front by the central sulcus
lobe - (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part; "ear lobe"