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limbic lobe

 

Definition: as originally defined by P. Broca: the nearly closed ring of the brain structures surrounding the hilus, or margin, of the cerebral hemisphere of mammals; it is composed of the fornicate gyrus (cingulate gyrus, fasciolar gyrus, parahippocampal gyrus, and uncus) and the hippocampus.

See: limbic system

Synonym(s): lobus limbicusTA

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