Dictionary > Gyri

Gyri

Definition
noun, singular: gyrus
The sinuous ridges or bumps on the surface of the brain surrounded by one or more sulci.
Supplement
Word origin: Latin gȳrus (circle)
Compare:

Related forms:

  • Orbital gyri
  • Transverse temporal gyri
  • Uncus gyri parahippocampalis
  • Insular gyri
  • Impressions for cerebral gyri


  • You will also like...

    Population Growth and Survivorship
    Population Growth and Survivorship

    This lesson looks at population attributes, regulation, and growth. It also covers population genetics, particularly gen..

    Principles of Hormonal Control Systems
    Principles of Hormonal Control Systems

    Hormones are essential in the regulation of the activity of the various biological systems of the human body. The ineffi..

    Fossil trilobite imprint in the sediment
    Insects

    There are more species of insects than any other species combined. This surely illustrates that insects have the selecti..

    Muscle
    Muscle

    Muscle cells are specialized to generate force and movement. Learn about the different types of muscle tissues in this t..

    DNA molecule
    Genetic Control – On and Off Genes

    Genes are the blueprint of our bodies, a blueprint that creates a variety of proteins essential to any organism's surviv..

    Ploidy
    Polyploidy

    Humans are diploid creatures. This means that for every chromosome in the body, there is another one to match it. Howeve..

    Related Articles...

    No related articles found

    See all Related Topics