|Brain: Lingual gyrus|
|Medial surface of left cerebral hemisphere. (Lingual gyrus visible at left.)|
|Gray's||subject #189 823|
|Part of||Occiptal lobe|
The lingual gyrus of the occipital lobe lies between the calcarine sulcus and the posterior part of the collateral sulcus; behind, it reaches the occipital pole; in front, it is continued on to the tentorial surface of the temporal lobe, and joins the hippocampal gyrus. The lingual gyrus is so-named because it resembles the tongue in shape.
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