parahippocampal gyrus

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noun para·hip·po·cam·pal gyrus \ˌpa-rə-ˌhi-pə-ˈkam-pəl-\

Definition of parahippocampal gyrus

anatomy

  1. :  a convolution on the inferior surface of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe that borders the hippocampus and contains elements of both the archipallium and neopallium Patients with lesions in the medial temporal lobe … of the brain, which includes the hippocampus, amygdala and parahippocampal gyrus, are severely impaired in their ability to remember and recognize words or faces which they saw only a short time ago. — Gary Heit et al., letter in Nature, 23 June 1988 —called also hippocampal convolution, hippocampal gyrus

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First Known Use of parahippocampal gyrus

1958


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parahippocampal gyrus

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noun para·hip·po·cam·pal gyrus \-ˌhip-ə-ˈkam-pəl-\

Medical Definition of parahippocampal gyrus

  1. :  a convolution on the inferior surface of the cerebral cortex of the temporal lobe that borders the hippocampus and contains elements of both the archipallium and neopallium—called also hippocampal convolution, hippocampal gyrus


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