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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
It emerges from the Sylvian fissure and passes over the anterior transverse temporal gyrus and usually divides into two branches.
The temporal lobe contains the auditory centers (primary auditory cortex (Brodmann area 41) belonging to transverse temporal gyrus (of Heschl's), the psycho-auditive area (Brodmann area 42) and the auditory gnosis area (Brodmann area 22) which are involved in memorizing (storing) visual and auditory experiences, in interpretation and combination of visual and auditory information.
The lateral surface of the temporal lobe is divided into four regions which help define its borders: the superior temporal gyrus, the middle temporal gyrus, the inferior temporal gyrus and the transverse temporal gyrus.

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