Definition of Central sulcus

1. Noun. A brain fissure extending upward on the lateral surface of both hemispheres; separates the frontal and parietal lobes.

Exact synonyms: Fissure Of Rolando, Rolando's Fissure, Sulcus Centralis
Generic synonyms: Sulcus
Group relationships: Cerebrum

Definition of Central sulcus

1. Noun. (anatomy) A fissure in the cerebral cortex of primates; it separates the parietal lobe from the frontal lobe ¹

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Medical Definition of Central sulcus

1. A double-S-shaped fissure extending obliquely upward and backward on the lateral surface of each cerebral hemisphere at the boundary between frontal and parietal lobes. Synonym: sulcus centralis, fissure of Rolando. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Central Sulcus

central processing unit
central processing units
central processor
central reservation
central retinal artery occlusion
central retinal fovea
central retinal vein occlusion
central scotoma
central serous choroidopathy
central serous retinopathy
central sleep apnoea
central spindle
central stop
central sulcal artery
central sulci
central sulcus (current term)
central terminal electrode
central thalamic radiations
central trait
central traits
central transactional core
central type neurofibromatosis
central vacuum
central vein of retina
central vein of suprarenal gland
central veins of liver
central venous catheter

Literary usage of Central sulcus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1893)
"The post-central sulcus is a slightly marked groove, which is sometimes a branch of the intraparietal sulcus, being given off where the ascending portion of ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"On the lateral surface of the hemisphere this lobe extends from the frontal pole to the central sulcus, the latter separating it from the parietal lobe. ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"and they run parallel with the central sulcus, from which they are ... The vertical part is the inferior post-central sulcus, the horizontal part is the ..."

4. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1914)
"They are developed independently, and they run parallel with the central sulcus, from which they are separated by the posterior central gyrus. ..."

5. The Anatomy of the Nervous System by Stephen Walter Ranson (1920)
"... sulcus is more or less parallel with the central sulcus and is often subdivided into two parts, the superior and inferior ..."

6. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord with special reference to mechanism and by Harris Ellett Santee (1907)
"The inferior is about twice the length of the superior, in this resembling the central sulcus, and usually it is joined at its upper end to the horizontal ..."

7. Morris's Human Anatomy: A Complete Systematic Treatise by English and by Henry Morris, James Playfair McMurrich (1907)
"The central sulcus (Rolandi) appears in the pallium of the foetus during the ... It is separated from the frontal lobe in front by the central sulcus; ..."

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