Bichat, Marie François X.

(bē-shah′)

French physiologist and anatomist, 1771-1802; founder of scientific histology and pathological anatomy.

Bichat canal

The subarachnoid canal, which extends from the third ventricle to the middle of Bichat's fissure and carries the veins of Galen.

Bichat fissure

The horseshoe-shaped fissure separating the cerebrum from the cerebellum.

Bichat ligament

The lower fasciculus of the posterior sacroiliac ligament.

Bichat tunic

SEE: Tunica intima.

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