Sulcus

Sulcus

"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 medicine, botany and zoology to refer to grooves, crevices, and furrows. e.g., superior pulmonary sulcus "See" Sulcus (anatomy)
** for sulci specifically in the brain, see sulcus (neuroanatomy).

* Sulci is also an ancient town in southwest Sardinia, notable for the Battle of Sulci that was fought off its coast in 258 BC.


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  • Sulcus — (lat., dt. „Graben“, „Furche“, Pl. Sulci; aber auch eine Feigenart) bezeichnet: in der Planetengeologie Ausdruck für parallel verlaufende Gräben und Furchen, die durch geologische Prozesse entstanden sind; in der Anatomie allgemein eine Rinne… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sulcus — Sul cus, n.; pl. {Sulci}. [L., a furrow.] A furrow; a groove; a fissure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulcus — (lat.), Furche, Rinne, linienförmige od. breitere Vertiefung; z.B. S. nasalis ossis lacrymalis, Nasenfurche des Thränenbeins, s.u. Auge …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sulcus — surco, canal, fisura Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • sulcus — pl. sulci, Latin, lit. “furrow, trench, ditch, wrinkle.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • sulcus — [sul′kəs] n. pl. sulci [sul′sī] [L: see SULCATE] 1. a groove or furrow 2. Anat. any of the shallow grooves separating the convolutions of the brain …   English World dictionary

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  • Sulcus — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sulcus est un terme latin désignant un sillon. Il est utilisé dans diverses disciplines scientifiques, notamment en zoologie, en botanique et en médecine… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sulcus — From the Latin for a groove, furrow, or trench. In medicine, there are many sulci (plural of sulcus) as, for example, the superior pulmonary sulcus. * * * 1. [TA] One of the grooves or furrows on the surface of the brain, bounding the several… …   Medical dictionary

  • sulcus — (plural sulci)) 1) ditch, notch, gap, furrow; (plural sulci) 2) a radiating groove in the bony layer of the scale running from the centre to the edge. Also called radii; (plural sulci) 3) a groove developed by the primary vascularisation canals… …   Dictionary of ichthyology


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