sylvian line

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syl·vi·an line

the line of the posterior limb of the lateral sulcus (sylvian fissure) of the cerebral cortex.
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sylvian line

A line on exterior of the cranium, marking direction of the sylvian fissure.
See also: line
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Franciscus, Dutch physician, 1614-1672.
aqueduct of Sylvius
fossa of Sylvius
sylvian angle
sylvian fissure - Synonym(s): lateral cerebral sulcus
sylvian line
sylvian point
sylvian valve - Synonym(s): valve of inferior vena cava
sylvian ventricle - Synonym(s): cavity of septum pellucidum
vallecula sylvii
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