- a structure shaped like a sickle, as a fold of dura mater separating the cerebral hemispheres.
Origin of falx
1700–10; < New Latin, Latin: sickle
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Examples from the Web for falx
From this septum is formed the falx cerebri and other parts.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
Francis Maitland Balfour
In the falx is a poison-sac from which poison flows through the hollow fang and out at its tip.Elementary Zoology, Second Edition
Vernon L. Kellogg
The Faus (falso: from falx) appears to have been a kind of spear with a broad, cut-and-thrust blade.Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe
Falcons (from falx, a reaping-hook) are marvellously organised for rapine, and realise the ideal of a bird of prey.Reptiles and Birds
Into this cleft dips a portion of the dura mater, called the falx cer´e-bri, from its resembling a sickle.
- A sickle-shaped anatomical structure.
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