[ten-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-]

noun, plural ten·to·ri·a [ten-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /tɛnˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.

Anatomy. an extension of one of the membranes covering the cerebrum which, with the transverse fissure, separates the cerebrum from the cerebellum.
Zoology. (of an insect) the internal skeleton of the head.

Nearby words

  1. tenthly,
  2. tentie,
  3. tentmaker,
  4. tentorial,
  5. tentorial sinus,
  6. tentorium cerebelli,
  7. tenty,
  8. tenues,
  9. tenuious,
  10. tenuis

Origin of tentorium

1655–65; < New Latin tentōrium, Latin: tent, equivalent to ten(dere) to extend, stretch + -tōrium -tory2

Related formsten·to·ri·al, adjective

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Medicine definitions for tentorial




Relating to a tentorium.



n. pl. ten•to•ri•a (-tôrē-ə)

A membranous cover or horizontal partition.

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