aqueduct of Sylvius

noun
aqueduct of Syl·​vi·​us | \ -ˈsil-vē-əs How to pronounce aqueduct of Sylvius (audio) \

Medical Definition of aqueduct of Sylvius

: a channel connecting the third and fourth ventricles of the brain

called also cerebral aqueduct, sylvian aqueduct

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“Aqueduct of Sylvius.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/aqueduct%20of%20Sylvius. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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