fissure-sylvius

fissure of Sylvius

[sil-vee-uhs]

Origin:
named after Franciscus Sylvius (Latinization of Franz de la Boë, d.1672), German anatomist

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fissure of Sylvius (ˈsɪlvɪəs)
 
n
a deep horizontal cleft in each cerebral hemisphere: marks the separation of the temporal lobe from the frontal and parietal lobes
 
[named after Franciscus Sylvius (died 1652), German anatomist]

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fissure of Sylvius fissure of Syl·vi·us (sĭl'vē-əs) or sylvian fissure
n.
The deepest and most prominent of the cortical fissures of the brain, extending between frontal and temporal lobes, then back and slightly upward over the lateral aspect of the cerebral hemisphere. Also called lateral cerebral sulcus.

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