Definition of Parietal lobe

1. Noun. That part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying below the crown of the head.

Exact synonyms: Parietal Cortex
Group relationships: Cerebral Cortex, Cerebral Mantle, Cortex, Pallium
Terms within: Parietal Gyrus, Postcentral Gyrus
Generic synonyms: Lobe

Definition of Parietal lobe

1. Noun. (anatomy) One of the four major divisions of the cerebrum of the brain. ¹

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Medical Definition of Parietal lobe

1. Part of the brain and specifically a section of thecerebral hemisphere. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Parietal Lobe

parietal branch of medial occipital artery
parietal branch of middle meningeal artery
parietal branch of superficial temporal artery
parietal eminence
parietal emissary vein
parietal eye
parietal fistula
parietal foramen
parietal gyrus
parietal hernia
parietal layer
parietal layer of leptomeninges
parietal layer of serous pericardium
parietal lobe (current term)
parietal lobe epilepsy
parietal lobe of cerebrum
parietal lobes
parietal lymph nodes
parietal margin
parietal nodes
parietal notch
parietal pelvic fascia
parietal pericardium
parietal placentation
parietal plate
parietal pleura
parietal region
parietal thrombus

Literary usage of Parietal lobe

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 (1901)
"The inferior parietal convolution is that portion of the parietal lobe which ... The internal or mesial surface of the parietal lobe is continuous with the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The convolutions of the parietal lobe itself are grouped around the parietal eminence, and in the interval between it and the sagittal suture. ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The great size of the parietal lobe is a leading human character, and it has partly gained its predominance by pushing backwards so as to encroach, ..."

4. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"101) is that part of the parietal lobe which lies above the pars horizontalis of the ... Its posterior limit is the boundary of the parietal lobe, viz., ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"... and second left temporal convolutions, and also part of the parietal lobe. It extended to the posterior part of the insula and to the optic radiations. ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"Lying in the parietal lobe is the intra-parietal fissure, which separates the convolution of the parietal eminence from the postero-parietal сол- ..."

7. The Popular Science Monthly (1885)
"This fissure marks the rear limit of the parietal lobe (P), which therefore lies ... In the parietal lobe we notice (AP) the ascending parietal convolution ..."

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