gyrencephala definition

  • noun-plural:
    • the larger orders of Mammalia, where cerebrum is convoluted.
  • others:
    • In Owen's system (1857), one of four prime divisions of mammalians, containing the purchases Cetacea, Sirenia, Hyracoidea, Proboscidea, Ungulata, Carnivora, and Quadrumana, having pretty much many cerebral gyri, and hemispheres of cerebrum extending almost across cerebellum and olfactory lobes associated with brain: distinguished from Archencephala, Lissencephala, and Lyencephala.
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