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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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Medical definitions for cisterna

cisterna
[ sĭ-stûrnə ]

n. pl. cis•ter•nae (-nē′)
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.

Other words from cisterna

cis•ternal adj.
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