Medical Dictionary

temporal gyrus


Medical Definition of TEMPORAL GYRUS

:  any of three major convolutions of the external surface of the temporal lobe of a cerebral hemisphere that are arranged approximately horizontally with one above the other: a :  the one that is uppermost and borders the sylvian fissure—called also superior temporal gyrus b :  one lying in the middle between the other two—called also middle temporal gyrus c :  the lowest of the three—called also inferior temporal gyrus
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