Meckel cave


Meckel cave
cavum trigeminale.

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  • Meckel's ganglion — n PTERYGOPALATINE GANGLION J. F. Meckel the Elder see MECKEL S CAVE …   Medical dictionary

  • Meckel's cave — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = cavum Meckelii, cavum trigeminale GraySubject = 200 GrayPage = 886 Caption = The otic ganglion and its branches. Caption2 = System = Precursor = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = c 16 DorlandsSuf =… …   Wikipedia

  • cave — A hollow or enclosed space or cavity. See cavity, cavitas, cavernous space. SYN: cavea. trigeminal c. [TA] the cleft in the meningeal layer of dura of the …   Medical dictionary

  • meckel's cave — noun Usage: usually capitalized M Etymology: after Johann F. Meckel died 1774 German anatomist : a space beneath the dura mater lodging the gasserian ganglion …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trigeminal cave — The trigeminal ganglion and its branches represented here as 1st division, 2nd division, and 3rd division. The Trigeminal Cave houses this ganglion. Latin cavum Meckelii, cavum trigeminale Gray s …   Wikipedia

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