temporal gyrus

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temporal gyrus n.

  1. A sagittal convolution on the inferolateral border of the temporal lobe of the cerebrum, separated from the middle temporal gyrus by the inferior temporal sulcus and including the fusiform gyrus; inferior temporal gyrus.

  2. A longitudinal gyrus on the lateral surface of the temporal lobe of the brain, between the superior and inferior temporal sulci; middle temporal gyrus.

  3. A longitudinal gyrus on the lateral surface of the temporal lobe between the lateral fissure and the superior temporal sulcus; superior temporal gyrus.

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