torcular

noun

tor·​cu·​lar
ˈtȯ(r)kyələ(r)
variants or less commonly torcular Herophili
¦⸗⸗⸗hə̇ˈräfəˌlī
: the point at which the four great cranial venous sinuses meet

Word History

Etymology

New Latin torcular Herophili, literally, press of Herophilus, after Herophilus fl300 b.c. Greek anatomist and surgeon

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“Torcular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/torcular. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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