Sylvian aqueduct

a canal connecting the third and fourth ventricles
Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel

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\\ˈsilvēən-\ noun
Usage: usually capitalized S
Etymology: sylvian from Sylvius (Jacques Dubois) died 1555 French anatomist + English -an

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