aqueduct of Sylvius
a posterior channel joining the third and fourth ventricle in the brain

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • Aqueduct of Sylvius — A canal that communicates between the third and fourth ventricles in a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of the two lateral ventricles …   Medical dictionary

  • aqueduct of sylvius — ˈsilvēəs Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: translation of New Latin aquaeductus Sylvii, after Sylvius (Jacques Dubois) died 1555 French anatomist : a channel connecting the third and fourth ventricles of the brain * * * /sil vee euhs/, Anat …   Useful english dictionary

  • aqueduct of Sylvius — /sil vee euhs/, Anat. a canal in the midbrain, connecting the third and fourth ventricles of the brain. [named after Sylvius, Latinized name of Jacques Dubois (d. 1555), French anatomist] * * * …   Universalium

  • aqueduct of Sylvius — cerebral aqueduct …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Водопровод Церебральный (Cerebral Aqueduct), Водопровод Сильвиев (Aqueduct Of Sylvius) — узкий канал, соединяющий третий и четвертый желудочки головного мозга, содержащий спинномозговую жидкость. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • Sylvius, aqueduct of — A canal that communicates between the third and fourth ventricles in a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of the two lateral ventricles …   Medical dictionary

  • Aqueduct of the midbrain — A canal that communicates between the third and fourth ventricles in a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. The four ventricles consist of the two lateral ventricles …   Medical dictionary

  • Aqueduct — Aq ue*duct, n. [F. aqueduc, OF. aqueduct (Cotgr.), fr. L. aquaeductus; aquae, gen. of aqua water + ductus a leading, ducere to lead. See {Aqua}, {Duke}.] 1. A conductor, conduit, or artificial channel for conveying water, especially one for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aqueduct — A conduit or canal. SYN: aqueductus. [L. aquaeductus] cerebral a. an ependyma lined canal in the mesencephalon about 20 mm long, connecting the third to the fourth ventricle. SYN: aqueductus mesencephali [TA], aqueductus cerebri, a. of cerebrum,… …   Medical dictionary

  • aqueduct — n. (in anatomy) a canal containing fluid. For example, the aqueduct of the midbrain (cerebral aqueduct, aqueduct of Sylvius) connects the third and fourth ventricles …   The new mediacal dictionary

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