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Medical Term:

trigeminal cave


the cleft in the meningeal layer of dura of the middle cranial fossa near the tip of the petrous part of the temporal bone; it encloses the roots of the trigeminal nerve and the trigeminal ganglion.

Synonym(s): cavum trigeminaleTA, trigeminal cavity, Meckel cavity, Meckel space

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