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cisterna

 [sis-ter´nah] (pl. cister´nae) (L.)
cisterna cerebellomedulla´ris poste´rior the enlarged subarachnoid space between the undersurface of the cerebellum and the posterior surface of the medulla oblongata; called also cisterna magna.
cisterna chy´li the dilated portion of the thoracic duct at its origin in the lumbar region; called also receptaculum chyli.

cis·ter·na chy·'li

[TA]
a dilated sac at the lower end of the thoracic duct into which the intestinal trunk and two lumbar lymphatic trunks open; it occurs inconsistently and when present is located posterior to the aorta on the anterior aspect of the bodies of the first and second lumbar vertebrae.

Pecquet,

Jean, French anatomist, 1622-1674.
Pecquet cistern - Synonym(s): Pecquet reservoir
Pecquet duct - the largest lymph vessel in the body. Synonym(s): thoracic duct
Pecquet reservoir - a dilated sac at the lower end of the thoracic duct into which the intestinal trunk and two lumbar lymphatic trunks open. Synonym(s): cisterna chyli; Pecquet cistern; receptaculum pecqueti
receptaculum pecqueti - Synonym(s): Pecquet reservoir

cisterna

pl. cisternae; cistern.

cisterna cerebellomedullaris, cisterna magna
the enlarged subarachnoid space between the caudal surface of the cerebellum and the dorsal surface of the medulla oblongata.
cisterna chyli
the dilated portion of the thoracic duct at its origin in the lumbar region. Called also receptaculum chyli.
cisterna magna
see cisterna cerebellomedullaris (above).