cisterna

noun
cis·​ter·​na | \ si-ˈstər-nə \
plural cisternae\ si-​ˈstər-​ˌnē \

Definition of cisterna

: cistern sense 3: such 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

Other Words from cisterna

cisternal \ si-​ˈstər-​nəl \ adjective

First Known Use of cisterna

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cisterna

New Latin, from Latin, reservoir

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cisterna

noun
cis·​ter·​na | \ sis-ˈtər-nə \
plural cisternae\ -​ˌnē \

Medical Definition of cisterna

: cistern: as
c : one of the interconnected flattened vesicles or tubules comprising the endoplasmic reticulum

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