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Falx

Noun, pl. plural falxes or falces 1. A Latin word originally meaning sickle, but was later used to mean any of a number of tools that had a curved blade that was sharp on the inside edge such as a scythe. Falx was also used to mean a weapon, particularly that of the Thracians and Dacians, and later a siege hook used by the Romans themselves. (wikipedia.org) 2. (Anatomy) A curved fold or process of the dura mater or the peritoneum; especially, one of the partition like folds of the dura mater which extend into the great fissures of the brain....

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Fascia

/ˈfaSH(ē)ə/ Noun 1. A layer of fibrous tissue. A fascia is a structure of connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding some structures together, while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other. (wikipedia.org) 2. The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis. (wiktionary.org) 3. A thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle or other organ. (Google Dictionary) 4. A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) 5. The flat layers of fibrous tissue that separate different layers of tissue. A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc. Sheets of connective tissue. (biology-online.org) Word origin: From Latin fascia (“a band, bandage, swathe”). Related to fascēs (“bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade projecting”), from Proto-Indo-European bʰasko– “band,...

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Fasciculus

Noun, pl. fasciculi 1. A small bundle of nerve, muscle or tendon fibers. (wiktionary.org) 2. A bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers). (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Word origin: 1620s, from Latin fasciculus “a small bundle, a bunch,” diminutive of fascis. Also fascicule, from...

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Fastigium

Noun, pl. fastigia 1. Apex of the roof of the fourth ventricle of the brain, an angle formed by the anterior and posterior medullary vela extending into the substance of the vermis. 2. The acme or period of full development of a disease. (Pathology) 3. The most intense phase of a disease (especially a fever). (wiktionary.org) Word origin: Latin word, top as of a gable; a pointed...

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Fauces

/ˈfōˌsēz/ Noun, pl. fauces 1. (Anatomy) The narrow passage from the mouth to the pharynx, situated between the soft palate and the base of the tongue. (wiktionary.org) 2. (Botany) The throat of a calyx, corolla, etc. (wiktionary.org) 3. (Zoology) That portion of the interior of a spiral shell which can be seen by looking into the aperture. (wiktionary.org) 4. The arched opening at the back of the mouth leading to the pharynx. (Google Dictionary) 5. The passage between the back of the mouth and the pharynx. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu) Word origin: Latin word. See also Isthmus of the...

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