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EtymologyEdit

Early 19th century: from Latin, literally ‘tent’.

NounEdit

tentorium (plural tentoria or tentoriums)

 
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  1. The framework of internal supports (a false endoskeleton) within an arthropod head, formed by ingrowths of the exoskeleton called apophyses.
    • 1906, Milett T. Thompson, Alimentary Canal of the Mosquito: (Anopheles Punctipennis):
      In the female of Culex the tentoria arise in front of the border of the occipital foramen and ascend at an angle of twenty-five degrees with the floor of the head.
  2. (anatomy) The tentorium cerebelli, an extension of the dura mater that separates the cerebellum from the inferior portion of the occipital lobes.
    • 1961, Progress in Neurology and Psychiatry, page 345:
      Four dogs with intact tentoriums survived 6 weeks and 8 with sectioned tentoriums survived the same period of time.

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LatinEdit

NounEdit

tentōrium n (genitive tentōriī or tentōrī); second declension

  1. tent

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative tentōrium tentōria
Genitive tentōriī
tentōrī1
tentōriōrum
Dative tentōriō tentōriīs
Accusative tentōrium tentōria
Ablative tentōriō tentōriīs
Vocative tentōrium tentōria

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

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