ependyma

[uh-pen-duh-muh]
noun Anatomy.
a membrane lining the canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain.

Origin:
1870–75; < Greek epéndyma a covering, garment, equivalent to ependý(ein) to put on, over (ep- ep- + en- en-2 + dýein to put on) + -ma suffix of result

ependymal, ependymary [uh-pen-duh-mer-ee] , adjective
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ependyma (ɪˈpɛndɪmə)
 
n
the membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the central canal of the spinal cord
 
e'pendymal
 
adj

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ependyma ep·en·dy·ma (ĭ-pěn'də-mə)
n. pl. ep·en·dy·mas or ep·en·dy·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The epithelial membrane lining the canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain.


ep·en'dy·mal adj.
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It is produced in the brain by modified ependymal cells in the choroid plexus.
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