Meckel's cave

Definition

noun

The concavity in the dura mater along the anterior surface of the petrous pyramid, and where the trigeminal ganglion is located.


Supplement

Word origin: named after the German anatomist, Johann Friedrich Meckel the Elder.

Variant:

  • Meckel cave
  • Meckel's space

Synonyms:

See also: trigeminal ganglion



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