entorhinal

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adjective en·to·rhi·nal \ˌen-tə-ˈrī-nəl\

Definition of entorhinal

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the part of the cerebral cortex in the medial temporal lobe that serves as the main cortical input to the hippocampus

Origin and Etymology of entorhinal

ent- + -rhinal; from the rhinal sulcus, the furrow within which the entorhinal cortex is located


First Known Use: 1968


Medical Dictionary

entorhinal

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adjective en·to·rhi·nal \ˌen-tə-ˈrī-nəl\

Medical Definition of entorhinal

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the part of the cerebral cortex in the medial temporal lobe that serves as the main cortical input to the hippocampus <Other researchers found theta waves generated in the entorhinal cortex, a staging area for information entering and leaving the hippocampus.—June Kinoshita, Discover, July 1992>


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