cistern


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to cistern: Rainwater cistern

cistern

 [sis´tern]
a closed space serving as a reservoir for lymph or other body fluids, especially one of the enlarged subarachnoid spaces containing cerebrospinal fluid.

cis·tern

(sis'tern), [TA]
1. Any cavity or enclosed space serving as a reservoir, especially for chyle, lymph, or cerebrospinal fluid.
2. An ultramicroscopic space occurring between the membranes of the flattened sacs of the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi complex, or the two membranes of the nuclear envelope.
Synonym(s): cisterna [TA]
[L. cisterna]

cistern

/cis·tern/ (sis´tern) a closed space serving as a reservoir for fluid, e.g., one of the enlarged spaces of the body containing lymph or other fluid.cister´nal
terminal cisterns  pairs of transversely oriented channels that are confluent with the sarcotubules, which together with an intermediate T tubule constitute a triad of skeletal muscle.

cistern

(sĭs′tərn)
n.
1. A receptacle for holding water or other liquid, especially a tank for catching and storing rainwater.
2. Anatomy A cisterna.

cis·tern′al (sĭ-stûr′nəl) adj.

cistern

[sis′tərn]
Etymology: L, cisterna, vessel
a storage reservoir for fluids.

cis·tern

(sis'tĕrn) [TA]
1. Any cavity or enclosed space serving as a reservoir, especially for chyle, lymph, or cerebrospinal fluid.
2. An ultramicroscopic space occurring between the membranes of the flattened sacs of the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi complex, or the two membranes of the nuclear envelope.
Synonym(s): cisterna [TA] .

cis·tern

(sis'tĕrn) [TA]
Any cavity or enclosed space serving as a reservoir, especially for chyle, lymph, or cerebrospinal fluid.

cistern

a closed space serving as a reservoir for lymph or other body fluids, especially one of the enlarged subarachnoid spaces containing cerebrospinal fluid.
References in periodicals archive ?
We've developed the only cistern that uses this free water to flush the toilet.
Sally Willis, of Fantastic Media, said: "Although not your typical product to market, we are thrilled with the branding and website design for Encore Cisterns.
Use of ultrasonography to estimate cistern size and milk storage at different milking intervals in the udder of dairy cows.
Encore claim that the 541 hotels planned to open in the Middle East would save over two billion litres of water every year if they install Encore cisterns.
If there are multiple flushes in a short period of time, the cistern is filled in the conventional way from the mains fed pipe," he added.
According to Severn Trent, the water was being siphoned from customers' toilet cisterns and into their taps due to an 'illegal' valve.
You could remove and dry out the cistern, then cut a yoga mat to the shape of the inside and glue it in place.
Lesions were also found within the pontine cistern, suprasellar cistern, cistern ambiens, and superior vermian cistern.
The items found in a cistern near the Western Wall, not far from Robinson's Arch in the Jerusalem Archaeological Park, belonged to Jewish residents, who took shelter in the underground water channel, Discovery News reported.
Abu Dhabi: Two Asians died after an empty gas cistern exploded near a maintanence workshop in Musaffah's M.
EPA has reached a settlement with two related companies for reimbursement of EPA's past costs for the remediation of contamination at the Whitman Cistern Site, located in Whitman, Mass.