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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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Examples from the web for meninges
  • Migraine pain is thought to come from irritation of the meninges, membranes around the brain and central nervous system.
  • The infection usually spreads from the respiratory tract to the bloodstream, and then to the meninges.
  • Click the icon to see an image of the meninges of the brain.
  • The connective tissue covering on the brain and spinal cord, within the dorsal cavity, are called meninges.
  • The meninges are between the skull and the intracranial tissues.
British Dictionary definitions for meninges

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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Word Origin and History for meninges
n.

plural, 1610s, "the three membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord," from Middle French meninges (1530s) or directly from medical Latin, plural of meninx, from Greek meninx (see meningitis).

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meninges 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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meninges in Culture
meninges [(muh-nin-jeez)]

The membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.

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