Origin of cisterna
< New Latin, Latin
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And you expect to keep your children alive if you send them to Cisterna?Alone
Cisterna di Roma, a dozen kilometres further on, is a typical hill top town overlooking the Pontine Marshes below.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car
Long days of rowing on the lake of Albano, and boar-hunting at Cisterna, made him strong and active.The Red True Story Book
- a sac or partially closed space containing body fluid, esp lymph or cerebrospinal fluid
New Latin, from Latin; see cistern
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- A cavity or enclosed space serving as a reservoir, especially for chyle, lymph, or cerebrospinal fluid.
- An ultramicroscopic space or channel occurring between the membranes of the flattened sacs of the endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi complex, or the two membranes of the nuclear envelope.
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