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cisterna

[ si-stur-nuh ]

noun

, Anatomy.
, plural cis·ter·nae [si-, stur, -nee].


cisterna

/ sɪˈstɜːnə /

noun

  1. a sac or partially closed space containing body fluid, esp lymph or cerebrospinal fluid


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Other Words From

  • cis·ternal adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cisterna1

< New Latin, Latin

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cisterna1

New Latin, from Latin; see cistern

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Example Sentences

Cisterna di Roma, a dozen kilometres further on, is a typical hill top town overlooking the Pontine Marshes below.

And you expect to keep your children alive if you send them to Cisterna?

In area aedis Studianae est cisterna, cujus lateritias cameras sustinent viginti tres columnae excelsae Corinthiae.'

Long days of rowing on the lake of Albano, and boar-hunting at Cisterna, made him strong and active.

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