[ falks, fawlks ]
/ fælks, fɔlks /

noun, plural fal·ces [fal-seez, fawl-] /ˈfæl siz, ˈfɔl-/. Anatomy.

a structure shaped like a sickle, as a fold of dura mater separating the cerebral hemispheres.

Nearby words

  1. faltering,
  2. falun,
  3. falun gong,
  4. falwell,
  5. falwell, jerry,
  6. falx cerebelli,
  7. falx cerebri,
  8. fam,
  9. fam.,
  10. famacide

Origin of falx

1700–10; < New Latin, Latin: sickle

Related formsfal·cial [fal-shuh l, fawl-] /ˈfæl ʃəl, ˈfɔl-/, adjective

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[ fălks, fôlks ]

n. pl. fal•ces (fălsēz′, fôl-)

A sickle-shaped anatomical structure.

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