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Medical Term:

lobus insula

Definition

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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