parieto-occipital fissure

noun
pa·ri·e·to-occipital fissure | \pə¦rīətˌō+-\
variants: or parieto-occipital sulcus

Definition of parieto-occipital fissure 

: a fissure near the posterior end of each cerebral hemisphere separating the parietal and occipital lobes

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