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Definition of "gyrus" []

  • Any of the prominent, rounded, elevated convolutions on the surfaces of the cerebral hemispheres. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gyrus" in a sentence
  • "A region of the brain known as the angular gyrus is partly responsible for the human ability to understand metaphor, according to research led by V.S. Ramachandran, director of the Center for Brain and Cognition at the University of California, San Diego."
  • "Such a pattern is reflected in the word's etymology: "girandole" can be traced back, by way of French and Italian, to the Latin word "gyrus," meaning "gyre" or "a circular or spiral motion or form.""
  • "It also results from lesions interrupting the neural input to this left angular gyrus from the visual or calcarine cortical areas (1,"