cisterna

(redirected from cisterna cerebellomedullaris posterior)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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] .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005