noun, plural gyri [jahy-rahy] . Anatomy.
a convolution, especially of the brain.

1835–45; < Latin gȳrus; see gyre

subgyrus, noun, plural subgyri. Unabridged
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gyrus (ˈdʒaɪrəs)
n , pl gyri
another name for convolution
[C19: from Latin; see gyre]

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gyrus gy·rus (jī'rəs)
n. pl. gy·ri (-rī')
Any of the prominent, rounded, elevated convolutions on the surfaces of the cerebral hemispheres.

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gyrus   (jī'rəs)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural gyri
A rounded ridge, as on the surfaces of the cerebral hemispheres.
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The ascending frontal supplies the anterior central gyrus.
Scientists believe they have found a less celestial source: the right angular gyrus of the brain.
Our capacity to interpret aphorisms comes from the angular gyrus.
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