Sylvian fissure

[ sil-vee-uh n ]
/ ˈsɪl vi ən /

noun Anatomy.


Origin of Sylvian fissure

1870–75; named after Sylvius, Latinized form of Jacques Dubois (died 1555), French anatomist; see -an

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Medicine definitions for sylvian fissure

sylvian fissure

n.

Variant offissure of Sylvius

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