cavernous sinus

cavernous sinus
noun
either of a pair of large venous sinuses in the cranial cavity
Syn: ↑sinus cavernosus
Hypernyms: ↑venous sinus, ↑sinus

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noun
: either of a pair of large venous sinuses situated in a groove at the side of the body of the sphenoid bone in the cranial cavity and opening behind into the petrosal sinuses

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cavernous sinus,
a venous sinus of the cranial cavity, lying on the side of the body of the sphenoid bone.

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