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Related to cisterna: Cisterna magna, Cisterna chyli

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·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]

cisterna

/cis·ter·na/ (sis-ter´nah) pl. cister´nae   [L.] cistern.
cisterna cerebellomedulla´ris poste´rior  posterior cerebellomedullary cistern; the enlarged subarachnoid space between the undersurface of the cerebellum and the posterior surface of the medulla oblongata.
cisterna chy´li  the dilated part of the thoracic duct at its origin in the lumbar region.
perinuclear cisterna  the space separating the inner from the outer nuclear membrane.

cisterna

(sĭ-stûr′nə)
n. pl. cister·nae (-nē)
1. Anatomy A fluid-containing sac or cavity in the body of an organism. Also called reservoir.
2. Cytology One of the saclike vesicles that comprise the endoplasmic reticulum.

cis·ter′nal adj.

cisterna

[sistur′nə] pl. cisternae
Etymology: L, vessel
a cavity that serves as a reservoir for lymph or other body fluids. Kinds of cisternae include cisterna chyli and cisterna subarachnoidea.

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] .

cisterna

An enclosed space acting as a fluid reservoir. The cisterna magna is a space filled with cerebrospinal fluid lying between the CEREBELLUM and the MEDULLA OBLONGATA.

cisterna

(pl. cisternae) a cellular space enclosed by a membrane, as in the GOLGI APPARATUS and the ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM of cells, and the arachnoid space in the brain.

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).
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