Lunate sulcus

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Lunate sulcus
Lateral surface of left cerebral hemisphere, viewed from the side.
Latin sulcus lunatus
NeuroLex ID Lunate sulcus
TA A14.1.09.134
FMA 83788
Anatomical terms of neuroanatomy

In brain anatomy, the lunate sulcus or simian sulcus also known as the sulcus lunatus is a fissure in the occipital lobe[1] found in humans and more often larger when present in apes and monkeys.[2]


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  2. ^ Srijit D, Shipra P (2008). "Unilateral absence of the lunate sulcus: an anatomical perspective". Rom J Morphol Embryol 49 (2): 257–8. PMID 18516336.