Meckel's cave

noun

Medical Definition of Meckel's cave

: a space beneath the dura mater containing the trigeminal ganglion

called also Meckel's cavity

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“Meckel's cave.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Meckel%27s%20cave. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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