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Medical Term:

hippocampal sulcus


Definition: a shallow groove between the dentate gyrus and the parahippocampal gyrus; the remains of a fissure extending deep into the hippocampus between the Ammon horn and the dentate gyrus, which becomes obliterated during fetal development.

Synonym(s): sulcus hippocampalisTA, dentate fissure, fissura dentata, fissura hippocampi, hippocampal fissure

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