gyrus fornicatus


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gy·rus for·ni·ca·'tus

1. Synonym(s): fornicate gyrus
2. used previously to refer to the entire limbic system.

gy·rus for·ni·ca·tus

(jī'rŭs fōr-ni-kā'tŭs)
1. Synonym(s): fornicate gyrus.
2. Used previously to refer to the entire limbic system.

gyrus fornicatus

The ring along the medial surface of each cerebral hemisphere that forms a large segment of the limbic circuitry. The gyrus fornicatus comprises the subcallosal gyrus, the cingulate gyrus, the retrosplenial area, the parahippocampal gyrus, and the uncus.
See also: gyrus