A sulcus that divides the frontal lobe and parietal lobe above from the temporal lobe below. It is in both hemispheres of the brain but is longer in the left hemisphere. The lateral sulcus is one of the earliest-developing sulci of the human brain. It first appears around the fourteenth gestational week[WP,modified]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lateral_sulcus ]

Synonyms: lateral cerebral fissure fissura transversa cerebri Sylvian fissure lateral fissure sulcus lateralis transverse cerebral fissure lateral cerebral sulcus fissura lateralis cerebri (sylvii) Sylvian sulcus fissure of Sylvius lateral fissure of Sylvius fissura lateralis cerebri sulcus lateralis cerebri fissura lateralis

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Term information



latin term
sulcus lateralis cerebri [ FMA:77801 FMA:TA ]

LS [ NIFSTD:NeuroNames_abbrevSource BIRNLEX:1487 ]

latin term
sulcus cerebri lateralis (Sylvii) [ NeuroNames:49 ]

latin term
fissura transversa cerebri [ FMA:77801 FMA:TA ]

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sulcus cerebri lateralis (Sylvii)