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(kălkə-rīn′, -rēn′)
  1. Relating to or having a calcar.
  2. Having the shape of a spur.
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Historical Examples

  • The lesion is one of the left occipital cortex in the cuneate lobe and the neighbourhood of the calcarine fissure.

    Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900

    George Henry Makins

  • Such a loss agrees with a lesion involving the upper part of the cuneate lobe above the calcarine fissure.

  • The calcarine fissure passed completely across the gyrus frontitatus on both sides in two cases, on one side in four cases.


    Eugene S. Talbot

  • The area of cortex characterized by the stripe of Gennari occupies in man, as mentioned, the calcarine and cuneate region.