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Basal cistern

Definition

noun

(anatomy) A cistern where the arachnoid extends across between the two temporal lobes, and encloses the cerebral peduncles including the structures contained in the interpeduncular fossa.


Supplement

Word origin: cistern ยป ME cistern(e) < L cisterna, equiv. to cist(a).

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