1. pertaining to the Gyrencephala.
2. having cerebral hemispheres marked by convolutions.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
Denoting brains, such as that of humans, in which the cerebral cortex has convolutions, in contrast to the lissencephalic (smooth) brains of small mammals (for example, rodents).
[G. gyros, ring (gyrus), + enkaphalē, brain]
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gyrencephalic(jī-rĕn-sĕ-făl′ĭk) [″ + enkephale, head]
Having a brain marked by numerous convolutions.
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