parietal lobe

parietal lobe

noun Anatomy.
the middle part of each cerebral hemisphere behind the central sulcus.

Origin:
1900–05

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parietal lobe
 
n
the portion of each cerebral hemisphere concerned with the perception and interpretation of sensations of touch, temperature, and taste and with muscular movements

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parietal lobe n.
The middle portion of each cerebral hemisphere, separated from the frontal lobe by the central sulcus, from the temporal lobe by the lateral sulcus, and from the occipital lobe only partially by the parieto-occipital sulcus on its medial aspect.

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parietal lobe   (pə-rī'ĭ-təl)  Pronunciation Key 
The upper middle lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, located above the temporal lobe. Complex sensory information from the body is processed in the parietal lobe, which also controls the ability to understand language.
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