piriform area

noun
pear-shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon
Hypernyms: ↑neural structure
Part Holonyms: ↑rhinencephalon, ↑olfactory brain

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  • piriform area — n PIRIFORM LOBE * * * an area in the rhinencephalon, pear shaped in some species but not in humans; it includes the lateral olfactory process or gyrus, the limen insulae, the uncus, and part of the parahippocampal gyrus; subdivided into the… …   Medical dictionary

  • piriform lobe — n the lateral olfactory gyrus and the parahippocampal gyrus taken together called also piriform area * * * 1. piriform area. 2. in lower mammals, the lateral exposed portion of the olfactory cerebral cortex …   Medical dictionary

  • piriform lobe — noun pear shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon • Syn: ↑pyriform area, ↑piriform area, ↑pyriform lobe • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure • Part Holonyms: ↑rhinencephalon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Piriform cortex — In anatomy of animals, the piriform cortex, or pyriform cortex is a region in the brain. The piriform cortex is part of the rhinencephalon situated in the telencephalon.The function of the piriform cortex relates to olfaction, which is the… …   Wikipedia

  • Piriform (company) — Infobox Company name = Piriform Limited type = Private limited company genre = foundation = London, flagicon|UK United Kingdom (2004) founder = location city = London location country = flagicon|UK United Kingdom location = locations = area… …   Wikipedia

  • area — 1. [TA] Any circumscribed surface or space. 2. All of the part supplied by a given artery or nerve. 3. A part of an organ having a special function, as the motor a. of the brain. SEE ALSO …   Medical dictionary

  • piriform cortex — the cortex of the piriform lobe or area …   Medical dictionary

  • periamygdaloid area — the intermediate part of the piriform area, between the piriform area and the entorhinal area; it covers the amygdaloid body …   Medical dictionary

  • pyriform area — noun pear shaped neural structure on either side of the brain in the rhinencephalon • Syn: ↑piriform area, ↑pyriform lobe, ↑piriform lobe • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure • Part Holonyms: ↑rhinencephalon, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • entorhinal area — Brodmann area 28, the inferior and posterior parts of the piriform area, including the caudal part of the parahippocampal gyrus …   Medical dictionary

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