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Meaning of MENINGES

Pronunciation:  mi'ninjeez

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord
 

MENINGES is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: meninx
 
 See Also: arachnoid, arachnoid membrane, dura, dura mater, leptomeninges, membrane, pia mater, subarachnoid space, tissue layer

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Me*nin"ges\, n. pl.; sing. {Meninx}. [NL., fr. Gr. ?,
?, a membrane.] (Anat.)
The three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord;
the pia mater, dura mater, and arachnoid membrane.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The three membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord; going from skull to the brain, the membranes are the dura mater (the toughest of the three, a.k.a the pachymennix), the arachnoid (so called because it resembles a web) and the pia mater (delicate and highly vascular).
 

 

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