perisylvian cortex

[ per-uh-sil-vee-uhn kawr-teks ]

  1. the area of the brain surrounding the lateral fissure, and, in the left hemisphere, associated with language.

Origin of perisylvian cortex

First recorded in 1900–05; peri- + Sylv(ius), Latinized form of the family name of French anatomist Jacques Dubois (died 1555) + -ian

Words Nearby perisylvian cortex Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024