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subarachnoid cisterns

 

Definition: widening portions of the subarachnoid space within the cranium where the arachnoid bridges over a depression on the surface of the brain; also present in the spinal cord as the lumbar cistern.

Synonym(s): cisternae subarachnoideaeTA

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