meninges

[mi-nin-jeez]
plural noun, singular meninx [mee-ningks] . Anatomy.
the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Compare arachnoid ( def 6 ), dura mater, pia mater.

Origin:
1610–20; < Neo-Latin < Greek mḗninges, plural of mêninx membrane

meningeal [mi-nin-jee-uhl] , adjective
intermeningeal, adjective
postmeningeal, adjective
submeningeal, adjective
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meninges (mɪˈnɪndʒiːz)
 
pl n , sing meninx
dura mater arachnoid See pia mater the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord
 
[C17: from Greek, pl of meninx membrane]
 
meningeal
 
adj

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

The membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.

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Example sentences
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.
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