transverse sinus

transverse sinus
transverse sinus n either of two large venous sinuses of the cranium that begin at the bony protuberance on the middle of the inner surface of the occipital bone at the intersection of its bony ridges and that terminate at the jugular foramen on either side to become the internal jugular vein called also lateral sinus

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  • transverse sinus — noun a paired dural sinus; terminates in the sigmoid sinus • Syn: ↑sinus transversus • Hypernyms: ↑venous sinus, ↑sinus * * * noun : either of two large venous sinuses of the cranium that begin at the internal occipital protuberance and terminate …   Useful english dictionary

  • transverse sinus of dura mater — s. transversus durae matris …   Medical dictionary

  • transverse sinus of pericardium — s. transversus pericardii …   Medical dictionary

  • groove for transverse sinus — sulcus sinus transversi …   Medical dictionary

  • sulcus for transverse sinus — s. sinus transversi …   Medical dictionary

  • Transverse sinuses — Infobox Vein Name = PAGENAME Latin = sinus transversus durae matris GraySubject = 171 GrayPage = 657 Caption = Dural veins. (Transverse sinuses labeled as SIN. TRANS. at center right. Caption2 = The transverse sinuses are formed by the tentorium… …   Wikipedia

  • sinus transversus durae matris — [TA] transverse sinus of dura mater: either of two large sinuses of the dura mater that begin in a variable fashion at the confluence of the sinuses near the internal occipital protuberance. Each follows the attached margin of the tentorium… …   Medical dictionary

  • sinus transversus — noun a paired dural sinus; terminates in the sigmoid sinus • Syn: ↑transverse sinus • Hypernyms: ↑venous sinus, ↑sinus …   Useful english dictionary

  • sinus petrosquamosus — [TA] petrosquamous sinus an inconstant sinus, one of the sinuses of the dura mater; it runs along the petrosquamous fissure, connecting posteriorly with the transverse sinus and anteriorly with the retromandibular vein …   Medical dictionary

  • sinus petrosus superior — [TA] superior petrosal sinus: one of the sinuses of the dura mater, arising at the cavernous sinus, passing along the attached margin of the cerebellar tentorium, and draining into the transverse sinus …   Medical dictionary

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