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falx cerebelli

 

Definition: a short process of dura mater projecting forward from the internal occipital crest below the tentorium; it occupies the posterior cerebellar notch and the vallecula, and bifurcates below into two diverging limbs passing to either side of the foramen magnum.

Synonym(s): cerebellar falx, falcula

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