sylvian fissure

noun, often capitalized 1st S

Medical Definition of sylvian fissure 

: a deep fissure of the lateral aspect of each cerebral hemisphere that divides the temporal from the parietal and frontal lobes

called also fissure of Sylvius, lateral fissure, lateral sulcus

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