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Pronunciation: ji'ren-se-fal'ik

Definition: Denoting brains, such as that of humans, in which the cerebral cortex has convolutions, in contrast to the lissencephalic (smooth) brains of small mammals (rodents).

[G. gyros, ring (gyrus), + enkaphale, brain]

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