Definitions

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  • n. The framework of internal supports (a false endoskeleton) within an arthropod head, formed by ingrowths of the exoskeleton called apophyses.
  • n. The tentorium cerebelli.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A fold of the dura mater which separates the cerebellum from the cerebrum and often incloses a process or plate of the skull called the bony tentorium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A partition, composed of a strong sheet of the dura mater, stretched across the back part of the cranial cavity in man, between the cerebrum and the cerebellum.
  • n. In zoology and anatomy, the endocranium.
  • n. Same as tenture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum

Etymologies

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Latin

Examples

  • For there is a very marked groove in every such skull, as in the human skull -- which indicates the line of attachment of what is termed the 'tentorium' -- a sort of parchment-like shelf, or partition, which, in the recent state, is interposed between the cerebrum and cerebellum, and prevents the former from pressing upon the latter.

    Lectures and Essays

  • He said there was blood both above and below a part of the brain known as the tentorium, meaning that structure had to be injured, which is characteristic of birth trauma.

    Madison.com - top

  • The occipital lobe is positioned on a process of the dura mater, known as the tentorium cerebelli, which divides the cerebrum from the cerebellum.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • The occipital lobe is positioned on a process of the dura mater, known as the tentorium cerebelli, which divides the cerebellum.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • The occipital lobe is positioned on a process of the dura mater, known as the tentorium cerebelli, which divides the [[cerebrum]] from the [[cerebellum]]

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • In the lower placental mammals, the cerebral hemispheres leave the proper upper and posterior face of the cerebellum completely visible, when the brain is viewed from above; but, in the higher forms, the hinder part of each hemisphere, separated only by the tentorium (p. 281) from the anterior face of the cerebellum, inclines backwards and downwards, and grows out, as the so-called

    Essays

  • And I was the more inclined to suspect this, as, in ordinary human skulls, the occipital protuberance and superior semicircular curved line on the exterior of the occiput correspond pretty closely with the ‘lateral sinuses’ and the line of attachment of the tentorium internally.

    Essays

  • Now in man, in all the old-world, and in all the new-world Simiae, with one exception, when the face is directed forwards, this line of attachment of the tentorium, or impression for the lateral sinus, as it is technically called, is nearly horizontal, and the cerebral chamber invariably overlaps or projects behind the cerebellar chamber.

    Essays

  • But on the tentorium rests, as I have said in the preceding Essay, the posterior lobe of the brain; and hence, the occipital protuberance, and the curved line in question, indicate, approximately, the lower limits of that lobe.

    Essays

  • For there is a very marked groove in every such skull, as in the human skull — which indicates the line of attachment of what is termed the ‘tentorium’ — a sort of parchment-like shelf, or partition, which, in the recent state, is interposed between the cerebrum and cerebellum, and prevents the former from pressing upon the latter.

    Essays

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  • It's made of cranium you know.

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  • The psychiatrist told him it was all in his head, and forbade him from searching any longer for it in the periodic table of elements.

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