Definition for gyri (2 of 2)
noun, plural gy·ri [jahy-rahy] /ˈdʒaɪ raɪ/. Anatomy.
Origin of gyrus
Examples from the Web for gyri
There are three or four gyri disposed round each other, of which the lowest surrounds the Sylvian fissure.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
In the occipital lobe, on the contrary, the gyri were complete in number and of regular arrangements.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
This is usually H-shaped, and the gyri are therefore anterior, posterior, external and internal.
British Dictionary definitions for gyri
noun plural gyri (ˈdʒaɪraɪ)
Word Origin for gyrus
Word Origin and History for gyri
convolution between grooves, 1842, from Latin gyrus "circle, circuit, career," from Greek gyros "ring, circle" (see gyre).