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cisterna

[ si-stur-nuh ]
/ sɪˈstɜr nə /
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noun, plural cis·ter·nae [si-stur-nee]. /sɪˈstɜr ni/. Anatomy.
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Origin of cisterna

<New Latin, Latin

OTHER WORDS FROM cisterna

cis·ter·nal, adjective
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How to use cisterna in a sentence

  • 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?

    Alone|Norman Douglas
  • In area aedis Studianae est cisterna, cujus lateritias cameras sustinent viginti tres columnae excelsae Corinthiae.'

    Byzantine Churches in Constantinople|Alexander Van Millingen
  • Long days of rowing on the lake of Albano, and boar-hunting at Cisterna, made him strong and active.

British Dictionary definitions for cisterna

cisterna
/ (sɪˈstɜːnə) /

noun plural -nae (-niː)
a sac or partially closed space containing body fluid, esp lymph or cerebrospinal fluid

Word Origin for cisterna

New Latin, from Latin; see cistern
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