A depression or fissure in the surface of the brain. It surrounds the gyri, creating the characteristic appearance of the brain in humans and other large mammals. [ https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/315 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulcus_(neuroanatomy) ]

Synonyms: cerebral sulci

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plural term
cerebral sulci [ DHBA:10610 ]

plural term
sulci & spaces [ HBA:9352 ]

dubious for taxon


editor note

sulci are considered absent from lissencephalic mammals such as mice, but they may possess fissures. For example, the Allen mouse brain Atlas includes hippocampal, rhinal and choroid fissure. For this reason we do not place a taxon constraint on this class

external definition

Indentation on the surface of the brain or spinal cord that forms a recognizable landmark, e.g., central sulcus, sulcus limitans (CUMBO)

has broad synonym


sulci & spaces

has narrow synonym

fissure of brain

has related synonym

cerebral sulcus

cerebral sulci



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