from The Century Dictionary.

  • Surrouuding an island; specifically, in anatomy, surrounding the so-called island of Reil in the brain.


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  • The Sulcus Circularis (circuminsular fissure) (Fig. 731) is on the lower and lateral surfaces of the hemisphere: it surrounds the insula and separates it from the frontal, parietal, and temporal lobes.

    IX. Neurology. 4c. The Fore-brain or Prosencephalon 1918


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  • JM is not a circuminsular type of fella, not by any stretch.

    February 14, 2011