Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

tentorium

[ten-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-]
See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com
noun, plural ten·to·ri·a [ten-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /tɛnˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.
  1. Anatomy. an extension of one of the membranes covering the cerebrum which, with the transverse fissure, separates the cerebrum from the cerebellum.
  2. 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
Related formsten·to·ri·al, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
tentorial in Medicine

tentorial

([object Object])
adj.
  1. Relating to a tentorium.

tentorium

([object Object])
n. pl. ten•to•ri•a (-tôrē-ə)
  1. A membranous cover or horizontal partition.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.