Definition of cisterna
: cistern 3: as a : one of the large spaces under the arachnoid membrane b : one of the flattened vesicles comprising the Golgi apparatus and the part of the endoplasmic reticulum studded with ribosomes
cisternalplay \-nəl\ adjective
Origin and Etymology of cisterna
New Latin, from Latin, reservoir
First Known Use: circa 1860
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