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  1. Relating to or described by Franciscus Sylvius (Franz de la Boö; 1614-1672), German-born Dutch physician and anatomist, or Jacobus Sylvius (Jaques Dubois; 1478-1555), French anatomist.
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Historical Examples of sylvian

  • The most important, and first formed, of these is the Sylvian fissure.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • She was the daughter of Numitor, to whom his father had bequeathed the kingdom of the Sylvian clan.

    Roman Women

    Alfred Brittain

  • There are three or four gyri disposed round each other, of which the lowest surrounds the Sylvian fissure.

  • The Sylvian fissure is very generally not pronounced; but is particularly well-marked in Lagostomus.

  • Gutter fracture crossing the outer aspect of the frontal lobe, immediately above the level of the right Sylvian fissure.