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falx

[ falks, fawlks ]
/ fælks, fɔlks /
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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.

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Origin of falx

1700–10; <New Latin, Latin: sickle

OTHER WORDS FROM falx

fal·cial [fal-shuhl, fawl-], /ˈfæl ʃəl, ˈfɔl-/, adjective
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Medical definitions for falx

falx
[ fălks, fôlks ]

n. pl. fal•ces (fălsēz′, fôl-)

A sickle-shaped anatomical structure.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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