Sylvian-fissure meaning

sĭlvē-ən
The deepest and most conspicuous of the cortical fissures of the brain, extending between the frontal and temporal lobes, then back and slightly upward over the lateral aspect of the cerebral hemisphere.
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The deepest and most conspicuous of the cortical fissures of the brain, extending between the frontal and temporal lobes, then back and slightly upward over the lateral aspect of the cerebral hemisphere.
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(anatomy) The lateral sulcus of the brain.
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Origin of sylvian-fissure

  • After Franciscus Sylvius (1614–1672), German-born Dutch physician and anatomist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition