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SYLVIAN FISSURE

 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.


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SYLVIAN FISSURE (noun)


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Meaning:

The deepest and most prominent of the cortical fissures; separates the frontal lobes and temporal lobes in both hemispheres

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Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

fissure of Sylvius; lateral cerebral sulcus; sulcus lateralis cerebri; Sylvian fissure

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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