Definition of Tentorium

1. Noun. (anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum.

Terms within: Dura, Dura Mater
Generic synonyms: Fold, Plica
Category relationships: Anatomy, General Anatomy



Definition of Tentorium

1. n. 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.

Definition of Tentorium

1. Noun. The framework of internal supports (a false endoskeleton) within an arthropod head, formed by ingrowths of the exoskeleton called apophyses. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) The tentorium cerebelli. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Tentorium

1. the internal skeleton of the head of an insect [n -RIA]

Medical Definition of Tentorium

1. 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. Origin: L, a tent. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Tentorium

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tenting
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tentlike
tentmaker
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tentoria
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tentorial angle
tentorial nerve
tentorial notch
tentorial sinus
tentorial surface
tentories
tentorium (current term)
tentorium of hypophysis
tentory
tentpole
tentpoles
tents
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tentwise
tentwort
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tenuazonic acid
tenue
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Literary usage of Tentorium

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"From the body of the tentorium there extend a variable number of ... The posterior arms of the tentorium. — The posterior arms of the tentorium (Fig. ..."

2. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The tentorium cerebelli is an arched lamina of dura mater, elevated in the ... Its base is attached, above, to the under and back part of the tentorium ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1903)
"Floor of the Cranium after the removal of the Brain and the tentorium ... Its aperture of exit lies under shelter of the free margin of the tentorium. ..."

4. The Gross and Minute Anatomy of the Central Nervous System by Herman Camp Grodinier, H. C. Cordinier (1899)
"The tentorium Cerebelli.—The tentorium cerebelli is a transverse arched process of the dura ... The tentorium is decidedly convex along its median portion, ..."

5. The Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body by John Bell, Charles Bell (1829)
"This tentorium, or transverse membrane, is attached to the GREAT INTERNAL RIDGE of the occipital bone. In the angle where this membrane is fixed to the ..."

6. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The tentorium cerebelli is an arched lamina of dura mater, elevated in the ... Its base is attached, above, to the under and back part of the tentorium ..."

7. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"By its reduplication the meningeal layer forms the falx cerebri, the tentorium and falx cerebelli, and the diaphragma sellae. The two layers are connected ..."

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