- Relating to or described by Franciscus Sylvius (Franz de la Boö; 1614-1672), German-born Dutch physician and anatomist, or Jacobus Sylvius (Jaques Dubois; 1478-1555), French anatomist.
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Examples from the Web for sylvian
The most important, and first formed, of these is the Sylvian fissure.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
She was the daughter of Numitor, to whom his father had bequeathed the kingdom of the Sylvian clan.Roman Women
There are three or four gyri disposed round each other, of which the lowest surrounds the Sylvian fissure.
The Sylvian fissure is very generally not pronounced; but is particularly well-marked in Lagostomus.
Gutter fracture crossing the outer aspect of the frontal lobe, immediately above the level of the right Sylvian fissure.Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900
George Henry Makins