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Medical Term:

lobus insula


the area of cerebral cortex located internal to the lateral sulcus and separated from the adjacent frontal, parietal, and temporal opercula by the circular sulcus of the insula; composed of short and long gyri separated by the central sulcus of the insula.

Synonym(s): insular lobe, lobus insularis, insular part, pars insularis

See Also: insula

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