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Related to cisterna: Cisterna magna, Cisterna chyli

cistern

[′sis·tərn]
(anatomy)
A closed, fluid-filled sac or vesicle, such as the subarachnoid spaces or the vesicles comprising the dictyosomes of a Golgi apparatus.
(civil engineering)
A tank for storing water or other liquid.
(geology)
A hollow that holds water.

Cistern

A tank used to store rainfall that has been collected from a roof or some other catchment area, usually located underground. The water is generally used for watering lawns and gardens, washing cars, and similar uses, but it can also be used for flushing toilets and, with treatment, for all other uses. Cisterns help conserve water and prevent pollution of nearby streams from runoff.

cistern

An artificial reservoir or tank for storing water at atmospheric pressure (such as rain-water collected from a roof) for use when required.
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Cisterna said the single-family rental market grew and evolved surprisingly quickly.
Though the lead actors are from Toronto and Los Angeles, supporting characters are in the process of being cast from Sudbury, which Cisterna calls "the filmmaking centre of Northern Ontario.
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Transcerebellar: + cerebellar hemispheres and vermis, TCD, cisterna magna.
Cisterna has previously worked with national real estate capital advisory firm, Johnson Capital, where he most recently served as senior vice president and co-head of the firm's Opportunistic Finance division, which provides investment banking services and structured finance solutions for residential buy-to-rent investors.
The arrests in northern Italy, aimed at the 'Ndrangheta's commercial interests, "confirm that northern Italy is the true theatre of operations for the 'Ndrangheta", Alberto Cisterna, an anti-mafia prosecutor, told AFP.