cerebral aqueduct


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aqueduct

 [ak´wĕ-dukt″]
any canal or passage.
cerebral aqueduct a narrow channel in the midbrain connecting the third and fourth ventricles and containing cerebrospinal fluid.
aqueduct of Fallopius the canal for the facial nerve in the temporal bone.
sylvian aqueduct (aqueduct of Sylvius) (ventricular aqueduct) cerebral aqueduct.

ce·re·bral aq·ue·duct

an ependyma-lined canal in the mesencephalon about 20 mm long, connecting the third to the fourth ventricle.

cerebral aqueduct

Etymology: L, cerebrum + aqueductus, water canal
the narrow conduit in the midbrain, between the third and the fourth ventricles, that conveys the cerebrospinal fluid. Also called aqueduct of Sylvius.

ce·re·bral aque·duct

(ser'ĕ-brăl ahk'wĕ-dŭkt)
An ependyma-lined canal in the mesencephalon about 20 mm long, connecting the third to the fourth ventricle.

aqueduct

canal or passage.

cerebral aqueduct
a narrow channel in the midbrain connecting the third and fourth ventricles and containing cerebrospinal fluid. Called also aqueduct of Sylvius.
aqueduct of cochlea
a narrow canal that unites the perilymphatic space near the base of the cochlea with the subarachnoid space beneath the temporal bone. Called also perilymphatic duct.
aqueduct of Cotunnius
vestibular aqueduct.
aqueduct of Fallopius
the canal for the facial nerve in the temporal bone. Called also facial canal.
sylvian aqueduct, aqueduct of Sylvius
cerebral aqueduct. Called also ventricular aqueduct.
ventricular aqueduct
see cerebral aqueduct (above).
vestibular aqueduct
bony canal that opens onto the medial surface of the temporal bone and passes to the vestibule of the inner ear; houses the endolymphatic duct. Called also aqueduct of Cotunnius.