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fissure of Sylvius

[sil-vee-uh s] /ˈsɪl vi əs/
Origin of fissure of Sylvius
named after Franciscus Sylvius (Latinization of Franz de la Boë, d.1672), German anatomist Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for fissure of Sylvius

fissure of Sylvius

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

fissure of Sylvius fissure of Syl·vi·us (sĭl'vē-əs) or sylvian fissure
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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