[ten-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-]
- Anatomy. an extension of one of the membranes covering the cerebrum which, with the transverse fissure, separates the cerebrum from the cerebellum.
- Zoology. (of an insect) the internal skeleton of the head.
Origin of tentorium
1655–65; < New Latin tentōrium, Latin: tent, equivalent to ten(dere) to extend, stretch + -tōrium -tory2
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- Relating to a tentorium.
- A membranous cover or horizontal partition.
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