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Encyclopedia > Inferior frontal gyrus
Inferior frontal gyrus of the human brain.

The inferior frontal gyrus makes up about one-third of the frontal lobe of the human brain. (A gyrus is one of the prominent "bumps" or "ridges" on the surface of the human brain.)

More of a region than a true gyrus, the inferior frontal gyrus includes:

The borders of the inferior frontal gyrus are the inferior frontal sulcus above; the lateral sulcus below; and the precentral sulcus behind.

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The lateral sulcus separates the inferior frontal gyrus of lower frontal lobes from the temporal lobes.
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