cisterna

noun cis·ter·na \ sis-ˈtər-nə \

Definition of cisterna

plural cisternae play \-ˌnē\
: cistern 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

cisternal

play \-nəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cisterna

New Latin, from Latin, reservoir


Medical Dictionary

cisterna

noun cis·ter·na \ sis-ˈtər-nə \

medical Definition of cisterna

plural cisternae play \-ˌnē\
: cistern: as
c : one of the interconnected flattened vesicles or tubules comprising the endoplasmic reticulum

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