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Gubernaculum

Noun, pl. gubernacula 1. Either of a pair of folds of peritoneum that attach to the caudal end of the gonads (testes in males and ovaries in females). (wiktionary.org) 2. Embryonic structures which begin as undifferentiated mesenchyme attaching to the caudal end of the gonads (testes in males and ovaries in females). (wikipedia.org) Word origin: From gubernō (“I steer”) and...

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Gustatory

/ˈgəstəˌtôrē/ Adjective 1. Of, or relating to, the sense of taste. (wiktionary.org) Syn: Taste, gustatory perception, or gustation. Word origin: From Latin gustus...

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Gyrus

/ˈjīrəs/ Noun, pl. gyri 1. A ridge on the cerebral cortex. It is generally surrounded by one or more sulci (depressions or furrows; sg. sulcus). (wikipedia.org) 2. A ridge or fold on the cerebral cortex. (wiktionary.org) 3. Any of the many sinuous ridges or bumps on the surface of the brain that is surrounded by one or more sulci. (biology-online.org) 4. A ridge or fold between two clefts on the cerebral surface in the brain. (Google Dictionary) 5. A convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Word origin: From Latin gyrus “circle, circuit, career,” from Greek gyros “ring,...

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