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gyrus

[ jahy-ruhs ]
/ ˈdʒaɪ rəs /
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noun, plural gy·ri [jahy-rahy]. /ˈdʒaɪ raɪ/. Anatomy.
a convolution, especially of the brain.
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Origin of gyrus

1835–45; <Latin gȳrus;see gyre

OTHER WORDS FROM gyrus

sub·gy·rus, noun, plural sub·gy·ri.
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British Dictionary definitions for gyrus

gyrus
/ (ˈdʒaɪrəs) /

noun plural gyri (ˈdʒaɪraɪ)
another name for convolution (def. 3)

Word Origin for gyrus

C19: from Latin; see gyre
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Medical definitions for gyrus

gyrus
[ jīrəs ]

n. pl. gy•ri (-rī′)
A rounded ridge, as on the surfaces of the cerebral hemispheres.
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Scientific definitions for gyrus

gyrus
[ jīrəs ]

Plural gyri
A rounded ridge, as on the surfaces of the cerebral hemispheres.
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