torcular herophili

torcular Herophili

 [tor´ku-ler he-rof´ĭ-le]
a depression in the occipital bone at the confluence of a number of cerebral venous sinuses.

tor·cu·lar he·roph·i·li

(tōr'kyū-lăr hĕ-rof'i-lī),
Archaic term for confluence of sinuses.
[L. wine-press of Herophilus, fr. torqueo, to twist]

torcular herophili

The confluence of cranial venous sinuses at the internal occipital protuberance of the skull.
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