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tentorium cerebelli


Definition: a strong fold of dura mater roofing over the posterior cranial fossa with an anterior median opening, the tentorial notch, through which the midbrain passes; the tentorium cerebelli is attached along the midline to the falx cerebri and separates the cerebellum from the inferior surface of the occipital and temporal lobes of the cerebral hemisphere.

Synonym(s): cerebellar tentorium

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