1. gyrus

noun. a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain.


  • anatomical structure
  • parietal gyrus
  • convolution
  • structure
  • complex body part
  • central gyrus
  • cerebrum
  • body structure
  • temporal gyrus
  • frontal gyrus
  • bodily structure


  • gyrus (Latin)
  • γῦρος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with cingulate-gyrus

1. Noun Phrase
The cingulate gyrus acts as a pathway between the thalamus and the hippocampus, and plays a role in remembering emotional charged events.

2. Noun Phrase
Shippensburg University notes that the cingulate gyrus focuses the attention on the event, alerting the rest of the brain that it is emotionally significant.