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meninges

[mi-nin-jeez] /mɪˈnɪn dʒiz/
plural noun, singular meninx
[mee-ningks] /ˈmi nɪŋks/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
Compare arachnoid (def 6), dura mater, pia mater.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20; < Neo-Latin < Greek mḗninges, plural of mêninx membrane
Related forms
meningeal
[mi-nin-jee-uh l] /mɪˈnɪn dʒi əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
intermeningeal, adjective
postmeningeal, adjective
submeningeal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for meningeal

meninges

/mɪˈnɪndʒiːz/
plural noun (sing) meninx (ˈmiːnɪŋks)
1.
the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord See dura mater, arachnoid, pia mater
Derived Forms
meningeal (mɪˈnɪndʒɪəl) adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Greek, pl of meninx membrane
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meningeal in Medicine

meningeal me·nin·ge·al (mə-nĭn'jē-əl)
adj.
Of, relating to, or affecting the meninges.

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meningeal in Science
meninges
  (mə-nĭn'jēz)   
The three membranes that enclose the vertebrate brain and spinal cord: the pia mater, arachnoid, and dura mater.
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meningeal in Culture
meninges [(muh-nin-jeez)]

The membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.

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