falx

falx
A sickle-shaped structure. [L. sickle]
- f. aponeurotica SYN: inguinal f..
- cerebellar f. f. cerebelli.
- f. cerebelli [TA] a short process of dura mater projecting forward from the internal occipital crest below the tentorium; it occupies the posterior cerebellar notch and the vallecula, and bifurcates below into two diverging limbs passing to either side of the foramen magnum. SYN: cerebellar f., falcula.
- cerebral f. f. cerebri.
- f. cerebri [TA] the scythe-shaped fold of dura mater in the longitudinal fissure between the two cerebral hemispheres; it is attached anteriorly to the crista galli of the ethmoid bone and caudally to the upper surface of the tentorium. SYN: cerebral f..
- inguinal f. [TA] common tendon of insertion of the transversus and internal oblique muscles into the crest and tubercle of the pubis and iliopectineal line; it is frequently largely muscular rather than aponeurotic and may be poorly developed; forms posterior wall of medial inguinal canal. SYN: f. inguinalis [TA], conjoint tendon, tendo conjunctivus, conjoined tendon, f. aponeurotica, inguinal aponeurotic fold.
- f. inguinalis [TA] SYN: inguinal f..
- f. septi SYN: valve of foramen ovale.

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falx 'falks, 'fȯlks n, pl fal·ces 'fal-.sēz, 'fȯl- a sickle-shaped part or structure: as
a) FALX CEREBRI
b) FALX CEREBELLI

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n. (pl. falces)
a sickle-shaped fold of the dura mater that dips inwards from the skull in the midline, between the cerebral hemispheres.

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(falks) pl. falґces [L. “sickle”] a general term in anatomical nomenclature for a sickle-shaped organ or structure. falcial adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Falx — Falx, n. [L., a sickle.] (Anat.) A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum; esp., one of the partitionlike folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Falx — (lat.), 1) Sichel; 2) (Ant.), s. Falces. F. cerĕbri, F. cerebelli (Anat.), s. Gehirnhäute …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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  • Falx — For other uses, see Falx (disambiguation). The Roman monument commemorating the Battle of Adamclisi clearly shows Dacian warriors wielding a two handed falx. Falx is a Latin word originally meaning sickle, but was later used to mean any of a… …   Wikipedia

  • falx — falcial /fal sheuhl, fawl /, adj. /falks, fawlks/, n., pl. falces /fal seez, fawl /. Anat. a structure shaped like a sickle, as a fold of dura mater separating the cerebral hemispheres. [1700 10; < NL, L: sickle] * * * …   Universalium

  • Falx (Begriffsklärung) — Falx (lateinisch „Sichel“) bezeichnet: Falx, sichelförmige Waffen der Antike in der Medizin folgende Strukturen: Falx cerebri, Hirnsichel der harten Hirnhaut, die sich zwischen die beiden Hemisphären des Großhirns vorwölbt Falx cerebelli,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Falx cerebelli — Die Falx cerebelli (lat. anat. für „Kleinhirnsichel“) ist eine in der Medianlinie stehende, an der Innenseite der Schädelkalotte befestigte Platte. Sie wird von der harten Hirnhaut (Dura mater) gebildet und setzt die Falx cerebri unter dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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