vallecula Sylvii

noun vallecula Syl·vii \-ˈsilvēˌī, -vēˌē\

Definition of vallecula Sylvii

  1. :  the depression in the brain in which the lateral fissure begins

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Origin and Etymology of vallecula sylvii

New Latin, literally, vallecula of Sylvius, after Franciscus Sylvius (Franz de la Boë) †1672 German anatomist

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a brief usually trivial fact

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