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falx

[falks, fawlks] /fælks, fɔlks/
noun, plural falces
[fal-seez, fawl-] /ˈfæl siz, ˈfɔl-/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
a structure shaped like a sickle, as a fold of dura mater separating the cerebral hemispheres.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; < Neo-Latin, Latin: sickle
Related forms
falcial
[fal-shuh l, fawl-] /ˈfæl ʃəl, ˈfɔl-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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falx in Medicine

falx (fālks, fôlks)
n. pl. fal·ces (fāl'sēz', fôl'-)
A sickle-shaped anatomical structure.

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