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cul-de-sac

 [kul-dah-sak´] (Fr.)
a pouch or tubular cavity closed at one end; called also caecum.
conjunctival c. the fold formed by the junction of the palpebral and the ocular conjunctiva; called also fornix of conjunctiva.
Douglas' c. a sac or recess formed by a fold of the peritoneum dipping down between the rectum and the uterus; called also rectouterine excavation or pouch.

cul-de-sac

, pl.

culs-·de-·sac

(kūl-de-sak'), This word is correctly spelled with two hyphens.
1. A blind pouch or tubular cavity closed at one end; for example, diverticulum; cecum.
2. Synonym(s): rectouterine pouch
[Fr. bottom of a sack]

cul-de-sac

(kŭl′dĭ-săk′, ko͝ol′-)
n. pl. cul-de-sacs or culs-de-sac (kŭlz′-, ko͝olz′-)
1.
a. A dead-end street, especially one ending in a circular turnaround.
b. A circular turnaround at the end of a dead-end street.
c. An impasse: "This was the cul-de-sac the year kept driving me toward: men and women would always be at odds" (Philip Weiss).
2. Anatomy A saclike cavity or tube open only at one end.

cul-de-sac

French, blind pouch An anatomic 'blind alley, ' seen in the conjunctiva, cecum, dura, pouch of Douglas, see there.

cul-de-sac

, pl. culs-de-sac (kul-dĕ-sahk') Pronunciation is the same in both singular and plural forms.
1. A blind pouch or tubular cavity closed at one end; e.g., diverticulum; cecum.
2. Synonym(s): rectouterine pouch.

conjunctiva 

A thin transparent mucous membrane lining the posterior surface of the eyelids from the eyelid margin and reflected forward onto the anterior part of the eyeball where it merges with the corneal epithelium at the limbus. It thus forms a sac, the conjunctival sac, which is open at the palpebral fissure and closed when the eyes are shut. The depths of the unextended sac are 14-16 mm superiorly and 9-11 mm inferiorly. The conjunctiva is divided into three portions: (1) The portion that lines the posterior surface of the eyelids is called the palpebral conjunctiva. It is itself composed of the marginal conjunctiva, which extends from the eyelid margin to the tarsal conjunctiva; the tarsal conjunctiva, which extends from the marginal conjunctiva to the orbital conjunctiva; and the orbital conjunctiva, which extends from the tarsal conjunctiva to the fornix. (2) That lining the eyeball is the bulbar conjunctiva. It is itself composed of the limbal conjunctiva, which is fused with the episclera at the limbus and the scleral conjunctiva, which extends from the limbal conjunctiva to the fornix. (3) The intermediate part forming the bottom of the conjunctival sac, unattached to the eyelids or the eyeball and joining the bulbar and the palpebral portion is called the fornix (conjunctival fold, cul-de-sac). See dyskeratosis; lid eversion; conjunctival gland; Krause's end bulbs; subtarsal sulcus.

cul-de-sac

, pl. culs-de-sac (kul-dĕ-sahk') This word is correctly spelled with two hyphens.
A blind pouch or tubular cavity closed at one end; e.g., diverticulum.
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