[falks, fawlks]
noun, plural falces [fal-seez, fawl-] . Anatomy.
a structure shaped like a sickle, as a fold of dura mater separating the cerebral hemispheres.

1700–10; < Neo-Latin, Latin: sickle

falcial [fal-shuhl, fawl-] , adjective
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falx (fālks, fôlks)
n. pl. fal·ces (fāl'sēz', fôl'-)
A sickle-shaped anatomical structure.

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