Lateral sulcus

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Lateral sulcus
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Lateral sulcus
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Identifiers
Latinfissura lateralis cerebri, sulcus lateralis cerebri
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TAA14.1.06.006
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FMA77801
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy
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The lateral sulcus (also called Sylvian fissure or lateral fissure) is one of the most prominent structures of the human brain. It divides the frontal lobe and parietal lobe above from the temporal lobe below. It is in both hemispheres of the brain. A sulcus is a depression or groove in the cerebral cortex.

The lateral sulcus first appears around the fourteenth week of gestation.[1]

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  1. Chi, Jee G; Dooling, Elizabeth C. Gilles, Floyd H. 1977. "Gyral development of the human brain". Annals of Neurology. 1 (1): 86–93. doi:10.1002/ana.410010109. PMID 560818.CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)