parietal lobe

  1. the middle part of each cerebral hemisphere behind the central sulcus.

Origin of parietal lobe

First recorded in 1900–05

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British Dictionary definitions for parietal lobe

parietal lobe

  1. the portion of each cerebral hemisphere concerned with the perception and interpretation of sensations of touch, temperature, and taste and with muscular movements

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Scientific definitions for parietal lobe

parietal lobe

[ pə-rīĭ-təl ]

  1. The upper middle lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, located above the temporal lobe. Complex sensory information from the body is processed in the parietal lobe, which also controls the ability to understand language.

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