entorhinal

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

Definition of entorhinal 

: 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

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The Mosers added to this by showing that neurons in the entorhinal cortex fire in fields with regularity. Sally Jenkins, chicagotribune.com, "How is LeBron James always one move ahead? Let's ask the scientists.," 18 May 2018 Even before Alzheimer's disease steals memories, the condition begins to change the density and volume of the hippocampus and the entorhinal cortex, memory-making structures that lie at the heart of the medial temporal lobe. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Too much sitting may thin the part of your brain that's important for memory, study suggests," 13 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of entorhinal

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for entorhinal

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

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entorhinal

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

Medical Definition of entorhinal 

: 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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