torcular

noun
tor·​cu·​lar | \ ˈtȯ(r)kyələ(r) \
variants: or less commonly torcular Herophili \ ¦⸗⸗⸗hə̇ˈräfəˌlī \

Definition of torcular

: the point at which the four great cranial venous sinuses meet

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History and Etymology for torcular

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 27 Oct. 2021.

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