temporal lobe
noun Date: 1889 a large lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that is situated in front of the occipital lobe and contains a sensory area associated with the organ of hearing

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • temporal lobe — n a large lobe of each cerebral hemisphere that is situated in front of the occipital lobe and contains a sensory area associated with the organ of hearing * * * one of the main divisions of the cerebral cortex in each hemisphere of the brain,… …   Medical dictionary

  • temporal lobe — temporal ,lobe noun count MEDICAL a part of the brain that is responsible for hearing …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Temporal lobe — Brain: Temporal lobe Frontal lobe Temporal lobe …   Wikipedia

  • temporal lobe — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms temporal lobe : singular temporal lobe plural temporal lobes medical a part of the brain that is responsible for hearing, memory, and speech …   English dictionary

  • temporal lobe — noun that part of the cerebral cortex in either hemisphere of the brain lying inside the temples of the head • Syn: ↑temporal ccortex • Hypernyms: ↑lobe • Part Holonyms: ↑cerebral cortex, ↑cerebral mantle, ↑pallium, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • temporal lobe — tem′poral lobe n. anat. zool. the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe • Etymology: 1890–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • temporal lobe — Anat., Zool. the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • temporal lobe — one of the main divisions of the cerebral cortex in each hemisphere of the brain, lying at the side within the temple of the skull and separated from the frontal lobe by a cleft, the lateral sulcus. Areas of the cortex in this lobe are concerned… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • temporal lobe — /ˈtɛmprəl loʊb/ (say tempruhl lohb) noun the lower lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, the centre of sound perception …   Australian English dictionary

  • temporal lobe — noun one of the four major divisions of the cerebrum of the brain, located behind the temples …   Wiktionary

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