Sylvian Fissure Definition

sĭlvē-ən
noun
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.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
  • sulcus lateralis cerebri
  • lateral cerebral sulcus
  • fissure of sylvius
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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

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