piriform lobe

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

  • piriform — Pear shaped. SYN: pyriform. [L. pirum, pear, + forma, form] * * * pir·i·form or pyr·i·form pir ə .fȯrm adj 1) having the form of a pear 2) of or relating to the piriform lobe <the piriform cortex> * * * pir·i·form (pirґĭ form) [L.… …   Medical dictionary

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

  • Lobe olfactif — Bulbe olfactif Le bulbe olfactif (BO), parfois appelé lobe olfactif, est une région du cerveau des vertébrés dont la fonction est de traiter les informations liées à l olfaction, en provenance des neurones chémorécepteurs des molécules odorantes …   Wikipédia en Français

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

  • pyriform lobe — piriform l …   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

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