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


tentorium (plural tentoria)

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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.

Derived terms[edit]



tentōrium n (genitive tentōrīi); second declension

  1. tent


Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative tentōrium tentōria
genitive tentōriī tentōriōrum
dative tentōriō tentōriīs
accusative tentōrium tentōria
ablative tentōriō tentōriīs
vocative tentōrium tentōria


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  • tentorium in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
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  • tentorium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • tentorium in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers