Definitions

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  • noun anatomy any flat surface
  • noun astronomy a plain or plateau on a moon or planet

Etymologies

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From Latin plānum ("level ground, plain").

Examples

  • The structure, called the planum temporale (PT), is nestled in the auditory-association cortex, which receives sounds and attaches meaning to them.

    Aping Language

  • That part of the squama which lies above the highest nuchal lines is named the planum occipitale, and is covered by the Occipitalis muscle; that below, termed the planum nuchale, is rough and irregular for the attachment of several muscles.

    II. Osteology. 5a. The Cranial Bones. 1. The Occipital Bone

  • The part of the squama above the inion and highest lines is named the planum occipitale, and is covered by the Occipitalis muscle; the part below is termed the planum nuchale, and is divided by the median nuchal line which runs downward and forward from the inion to the foramen magnum; this ridge gives attachment to the ligamentum nuchæ.

    II. Osteology. 5c. The Exterior of the Skull

  • Quemadmodum in Litteris die X superioris mensis Martii Episcopis catholicis destinatis planum fecimus, excommunicationis remissio deliberatio fuit ad ecclesiasticam disciplinam pertinens, qua conscientiae pondere levarentur, quod gravissima ecclesiastica censura secum fert.

    RORATE CÆLI

  • Quemadmodum in Litteris die X superioris mensis Martii Episcopis catholicis destinatis planum fecimus, excommunicationis remissio deliberatio fuit ad ecclesiasticam disciplinam pertinens, qua conscientiae pondere levarentur, quod gravissima ecclesiastica censura secum fert.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • It is possible, for instance, that although the job of the planum temporale in humans is language, in chimps it might simply process and recognize calls, which do not rise to the level of language.

    Aping Language

  • I have two big clumps of blue to cool things a bit; a clump of blue Lobelia syphilitica, and a huge patch of E. planum.

    Eryngium « Fairegarden

  • Eurial.ep. ad Lucretiam, apud Aeneam Sylvium; Rogas ut amare deficiam? roga montes ut in planum deveniant, ut fontes flumina repetant; tam possum te non amare ac suum Phoebus relinquere cursum.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Nasum habent planum et modicum, oculos etiam paruos, et palpebras vsque ad supercilia eleuatas, ac super verticem in modum Clericorum coronas.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • Nasum habent planum et modicum, oculos etiam paruos, et palpebras vsque ad supercilia eleuatas, ac super verticem in modum Clericorum coronas.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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