Heschl's gyrus

noun
\ ˈhesh-əlz- How to pronounce Heschl's gyrus (audio) \

Medical Definition of Heschl's gyrus

: a convolution of the temporal lobe that is the cortical center for hearing and runs obliquely outward and forward from the posterior part of the lateral sulcus

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“Heschl's gyrus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Heschl%27s%20gyrus. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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