precentral

Referring to the cerebral convolution immediately anterior to the central sulcus : p. gyrus.

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pre·cen·tral -'sen-trəl adj situated in front of the central sulcus of the brain <the \precentral motor cortex>

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pre·cen·tral (pre-senґtrəl) anterior to a center, as the precentral gyrus.

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  • precentral — adj. located in front of the center of an organ or part (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precentral — pre·central …   English syllables

  • precentral gyrus — n the gyrus containing the motor area immediately anterior to the central sulcus …   Medical dictionary

  • Precentral sulcus — The precentral sulcus lies parallel to, and in front of, the central sulcus. (A sulcus is one of the prominent grooves on the surface of the human brain.) The precentral sulcus divides the inferior, middle, and superior frontal gyri from the… …   Wikipedia

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