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precuneus

Pronunciation: pre-ku'ne-us

Definition: A division of the medial surface of each cerebral hemisphere between the cuneus and the paracentral lobule; it lies above the subparietal sulcus and is bounded anteriorly by the marginal branch of the cingulate sulcus and posteriorly by the parietooccipital sulcus.

Synonym(s): quadrate lobe of liver3TA, lobulus quadratus2, quadrate lobule2

[pre- + L. cuneus, a wedge]

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