pacchionian depressions

pacchionian depressions
foveolae granulares.

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  • arachnoid granulation — n any of the small whitish processes that are enlarged villi of the arachnoid membrane of the brain which protrude into the superior sagittal sinus and into depressions in the neighboring bone called also arachnoid villus, pacchionian body …   Medical dictionary

  • granulationes arachnoideae — [TA] granulationes arachnoideales arachnoid granulations: small elevations, visible to the naked eye, thought by some to be enlargements of arachnoid villi, which project into the superior sagittal sinus and associated venous lacunae and create… …   Medical dictionary

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