CALCARINE FISSURE

n. a fissure found at the medial surface of the cerebrum. Beginning posteriorly, it extends from the occipital pole to the parieto-occiptal sulcus. Also called calcarine sulcus. See calcarine area.

CALCARINE FISSURE: "The calcarine sulcus (or calcarine fissure) is closely associated with the primary visual cortex."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "CALCARINE FISSURE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/calcarine-fissure/ (accessed December 11, 2019).
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