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falx

falx, pl. falces (falks, fal´sez) [NA]

A sickle-shaped structure. [L. sickle]
f. aponeurot´ica conjoint tendon
f. cerebel´li [NA] a short process of dura mater projecting forward from the internal occipital crest below the tentorium; it occupies the posterior cerebellar notch and the vallecula, and bifurcates below into two diverging limbs passing to either side of the foramen magnum.falcula;
f. cer´ebri [NA] the scythe-shaped fold of dura mater in the longitudinal fissure between the two cerebral hemispheres; it is attached anteriorly to the crista galli of the ethmoid bone and caudally to the upper surface of the tentorium.
f. inguina´lis [NA] conjoint tendon
f. sep´ti [NA] * official alternate term for valve of foramen ovale

 

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