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PARIETAL LOBE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parietal lobe mean? 

PARIETAL LOBE (noun)
  The noun PARIETAL LOBE has 1 sense:

1. that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head

  Familiarity information: PARIETAL LOBE used as a noun is very rare.


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PARIETAL LOBE (noun)


Sense 1parietal lobe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

That part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head

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Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("parietal lobe" is a kind of...):

lobe ((anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part)

Meronyms (parts of "parietal lobe"):

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)

Holonyms ("parietal lobe" is a part of...):

cerebral cortex; cerebral mantle; cortex; pallium (the layer of unmyelinated neurons (the grey matter) forming the cortex of the cerebrum)


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