falx cerebri



The scythe-shaped fold of dura mater in the longitudinal fissure between the two cerebral hemispheres.

Nearby words

  1. fissiparity,
  2. fissiparous,
  3. fissiped,
  4. fissirostral,
  5. fissura,
  6. fissure eruption,
  7. fissure of rolando,
  8. fissure of round ligament,
  9. fissure of sylvius,
  10. fissure of venous ligament

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