Definitions for gyrusˈdʒaɪ rəs; ˈdʒaɪ raɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

gy•rusˈdʒaɪ rəs; ˈdʒaɪ raɪ(n.)(pl.)gy•ri

  1. a convoluted fold of the brain.

    Category: Anatomy

Origin of gyrus:

1835–45; < L gȳrus; see gyre

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gyrus, convolution(noun)

    a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain


  1. gyrus(Noun)

    A ridge or fold on the cerebral cortex.

  2. Origin: From gyrus, from γῦρος

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gyrus(noun)

    a convoluted ridge between grooves; a convolution; as, the gyri of the brain; the gyri of brain coral. See Brain


  1. Gyrus

    A gyrus is a ridge on the cerebral cortex. It is generally surrounded by one or more sulci.


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