Sulcus (anatomy)

Sulcus (anatomy)

A sulcus (pronounced with a hard c) (pl. "sulci") is a depression or fissure in the surface of an organ, especially the brain.

Examples of sulci

In the brain

See Sulcus (neuroanatomy)

Elsewhere

* sulcus arteriæ vertebralis
* sagittal sulcus
* sigmoid sulcus
* tympanic sulcus
* lacrimal sulcus (sulcus lacrimalis)
* sulcus tubae auditivae
* radial sulcus (musculospiral groove)
* preauricular sulcus
* malleolar sulcus
* Calcaneal sulcus
* Intermammary sulcus
* interlabial sulci
* Anterior interventricular sulcus
* Posterior interventricular sulcus
* urethral sulcus, in the baculum

ee also

* Fissure


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  • Sulcus — (anatomy) A groove, crevice, or furrow.Plural sulci* used in Latin to refer to a groove, furrow or trench. * used in planetary geology to refer to subparallel grooves and ditches formed by geological processes. See Sulcus (geology) * used in… …   Wikipedia

  • Sulcus (neuroanatomy) — In neuroanatomy, a sulcus (Latin: furrow , pl. sulci ) is a depression or fissure in the surface of the brain. It surrounds the gyri, creating the characteristic appearance of the brain in humans and other large mammals.Large furrows (sulci) that …   Wikipedia

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  • Sulcus spiralis externus — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 232 GrayPage = 1055 Caption = Floor of ductus cochlearis. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = s 28 DorlandsSuf = 12769904 The… …   Wikipedia

  • sulcus lateralis cerebri — cleft between the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, sylvian fissure (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sulcus — [ sʌlkəs] noun (plural sulci sʌɪ) Anatomy a groove or furrow, especially one on the surface of the brain. Origin C17: from L., furrow, wrinkle …   English new terms dictionary

  • sulcus — /ˈsʌlkəs/ (say sulkuhs) noun (plural sulci /ˈsʌlsaɪ/ (say sulsuy)) 1. a furrow or groove. 2. Anatomy a fissure between two convolutions of the brain. {Latin} …   Australian-English dictionary

  • Circular sulcus of insula — Brain: Circular sulcus of insula The insula of the left side, exposed by removing the opercula …   Wikipedia

  • Median sulcus of the tongue — Tongue Latin sulcus medianus linguae Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Coronary sulcus — Sternocostal surface of heart. (Right coronary artery, which runs down coronary sulcus, is visible at left.) Latin sulcus coronarius Gray s …   Wikipedia

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