olfactory groove


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ol·fac·to·ry sul·cus

[TA]
the sagittal sulcus on the inferior or orbital surface of each frontal lobe of the cerebrum, demarcating the straight gyrus from the orbital gyri, and covered on the orbital surface by the olfactory bulb and tract.

olfactory groove

In the anterior cranial fossa, a longitudinal depression on the superior surface of the ethmoid bone on each side of the crista galli; the cribriform plate forms the floor of the olfactory groove. The olfactory bulb fits in the olfactory groove.
See also: groove
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