[ sil-vee-uh n ]
/ ˈsɪl vi ən /
Origin of Sylvian fissure
1870–75; named after Sylvius, Latinized form of Jacques Dubois (died 1555), French anatomist; see -an
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Variant offissure of Sylvius
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