1. one of the enlarged spaces beneath the arachnoid that act as reservoirs for cerebrospinal fluid. c. magna the largest of the cisternae, lying beneath the cerebellum and behind the medulla oblongata.
2. a dilatation at the lower end of the thoracic duct, into which the great lymph ducts of the lower limbs drain.
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