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Dictionary entry overview: What does Sylvian fissure mean?
• SYLVIAN FISSURE (noun)
The noun SYLVIAN FISSURE has 1 sense:
1. the deepest and most prominent of the cortical fissures; separates the frontal lobes and temporal lobes in both hemispheres
Familiarity information: SYLVIAN FISSURE used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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The deepest and most prominent of the cortical fissures; separates the frontal lobes and temporal lobes in both hemispheres
Nouns denoting body parts
Hypernyms ("Sylvian fissure" is a kind of...):
sulcus ((anatomy) any of the narrow grooves in an organ or tissue especially those that mark the convolutions on the surface of the brain)
Holonyms ("Sylvian fissure" is a part of...):
cerebrum (anterior portion of the brain consisting of two hemispheres; dominant part of the brain in humans)
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