sylvian fossa

sylvian fossa n, often cap 1st S a depression that forms in the lateral surface of each embryonic cerebral hemisphere during the third month of development and contains the insula at its bottom which is later covered by the operculum whose edges form the border of the sylvian fissure

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fossa of Sylvius 1. f. lateralis cerebri. 2. sulcus lateralis cerebri.

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