tentorium

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tentorium (anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tentorium (Anat) A fold of the dura mater which separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum and often incloses a process or plate of the skull called the bony tentorium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tentorium A partition, composed of a strong sheet of the dura mater, stretched across the back part of the cranial cavity in man, between the cerebrum and the cerebellum. A tentorium sometimes ossifies, or includes a shelf of bone, the bony tentorium, as in the cat family. More fully called tentorium cerebelli.
    • n tentorium In zoology and anatomy, the endocranium.
    • n tentorium Same as tenture.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tentorium ten-tō′ri-um a sheet of the dura mater stretched between the cerebrum and the cerebellum
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., a tent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., 'a tent'—tendĕre, to stretch.

Usage

In literature:

Tentorium: a chitinous frame-work within the head, upon which the brain rests.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The dura-matral falx; A*, its attachment to the tentorium.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
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