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Meckel's space

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The cavity, or cleft, between two layers of dura over the petrous portion of the temporal bone that encloses the roots of the trigeminal nerve and the trigeminal ganglion.


  • J. F. Meckel:
    Tractatus anatomico physiologicus de quinto pare nervorum cerebri.
    Göttingen 1748.

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