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pacchionian body

noun pac·chi·o·ni·an body \ˌpak-ē-ˈō-nē-ən-\

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\ˌpäk-ē-ˈō-nē\play ,


(1665–1726), Italian anatomist. Pacchioni wrote several papers on the structure and function of the dura mater. In 1705 he published his major treatise on the subject, including a description of the arachnoid granulations now sometimes called pacchionian bodies.

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