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temporal lobe

noun, Anatomy, Zoology
the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe.
Origin of temporal lobe
1890-95 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for temporal lobe
  • My phone is about as integrated into my life as my left temporal lobe.
  • The theory was inspired by the study of epilepsy patients in whom temporal lobe seizures induced mystical feelings.
  • All three groups showed the same reduced activation of the left temporal lobe while reading.
  • The temporal lobe is still a big piece of real estate, though.
  • As expected, several of them are in the temporal lobe.
  • Ten years ago, a swollen blood vessel burst in her left temporal lobe.
  • To alleviate his seizures, a surgeon removed parts of his temporal lobe, including the hippocampus.
British Dictionary definitions for temporal lobe

temporal lobe

the laterally protruding portion of each cerebral hemisphere, situated below the parietal lobe and associated with sound perception and interpretation: it is thought to be the centre for memory recall
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temporal lobe in Medicine

temporal lobe n.
The lowest of the major subdivisions of the cortical mantle of the brain, containing the sensory center for hearing and forming the rear two thirds of the ventral surface of the cerebral hemisphere. It is separated from the frontal and parietal lobes above it by the fissure of Sylvius.

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temporal lobe in Science
temporal lobe  
The lobe of each cerebral hemisphere lying to the side and rear of the frontal lobe. The temporal lobe controls hearing and some aspects of language perception, emotion, and memory.
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