Definition of Cisternae

1. Noun. (plural of cisterna) ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Cisternae

1. cisterna [n] - See also: cisterna

Medical Definition of Cisternae

1. Membrane bounded saccules of the smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum and Golgi appartus. Operationally might almost be considered as an extra cytoplasmic compartment since substances in the cisternal space will eventually be released to the exterior. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Cisternae Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Cisternae Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cisternae

cisterna ambiens
cisterna basalis
cisterna caryothecae
cisterna cerebellomedullaris
cisterna chiasmatis
cisterna chyli
cisterna cruralis
cisterna fossae lateralis cerebri
cisterna interpeduncularis
cisterna magna
cisterna perilymphatica
cisterna pontis
cisterna superioris
cisterna venae magnae cerebri
cisternae (current term)
cisternae subarachnoideales
cisternal maturation model
cisternal puncture

Literary usage of Cisternae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The most striking characteristic of these cells was the hypertrophy of the protein-synthetizing apparatus: prominent nucleoli and numerous cisternae of ..."

2. Contributions to Medical and Biological Research by William Osler (1919)
"At autopsy the basal foramina were found to be patent, but absorption was limited to the spinal subarachnoid space by an exudate involving the cisternae. ..."

3. Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1921)
"... oblongata and pons, and turning the two pieces gently aside. The division must be made in the median plane with scissors. Certain of the cisternae ..."

4. Elements of Histology by Edward Klein (1884)
"the peritoneum is called the septum cisternae lym- ... mesenterium, septum cisternae) are ciliated. 34. The omentum and parts of the pleura are, ..."

5. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham (1914)
"Grey matter of cerebral gyri. space; their walls are directly connected with the subarachnoid trabeculae and are bathed by the subarachnoid fluid. cisternae ..."

6. Local and Regional Anesthesia: With Chapters on Spinal, Epidural by Carroll Woolsey Allen (1920)
"... while the sinus cavernosus and the cisternae of the arachnoid membrane remain free; on the other hand, aqueous solution of methylene-blue is diffused ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Cisternae

Search for Cisternae on!Search for Cisternae on!Search for Cisternae on Google!Search for Cisternae on Wikipedia!