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cingulate gyrus


Definition: a long, curved convolution of the medial surface of the cortical hemisphere, arched over the corpus callosum from which it is separated by the deep sulcus of corpus callosum; together with the parahippocampal gyrus, with which it is continuous behind the corpus callosum, it forms the fornicate gyrus.

Synonym(s): gyrus cinguliTA, callosal convolution, callosal gyrus, cingulate convolution, falciform lobe, lobus falciformis

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