calcarine sulcus

noun

Medical Definition of calcarine sulcus

: a sulcus in the mesial surface of the occipital lobe of the cerebrum

called also calcarine fissure

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“Calcarine sulcus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/calcarine%20sulcus. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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