entorhinal

adjective
en·​to·​rhi·​nal | \ ˌen-tə-ˈrī-nᵊl How to pronounce entorhinal (audio) \

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

Examples of entorhinal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This hippocampal-entorhinal system is more than a mapmaker, though, and the maps are more than a way to locate oneself in space. Matthew Schafer, Scientific American, "In Search of the Brain’s Social Road Maps," 1 Feb. 2020 Tsao wondered what its sister structure, the lateral entorhinal cortex, might be doing. Jordana Cepelewicz, WIRED, "How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order," 17 Feb. 2019 Tsao wondered what its sister structure, the lateral entorhinal cortex, might be doing. Wired, "How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order," 17 Feb. 2019 The researchers recorded neural activity from the lateral entorhinal cortex and nearby brain regions. Jordana Cepelewicz, WIRED, "How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right Order," 17 Feb. 2019 Therein lies the flaw in comparing the entorhinal map to a GPS or other navigational tool. Quanta Magazine, "Goals and Rewards Redraw the Brain’s Map of the World," 28 Mar. 2019 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entorhinal. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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entorhinal

adjective
en·​to·​rhi·​nal | \ ˌen-tə-ˈrī-nᵊl How to pronounce entorhinal (audio) \

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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