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ependyma

 [ĕ-pen´dĭ-mah]
the membrane lining the cerebral ventricles and the central canal of the spine. adj., adj epen´dymal.

e·pen·dy·ma

(ĕ-pen'di-mă), [TA]
The cellular membrane lining the central canal of the spinal cord and the brain ventricles.
Synonym(s): endyma
[G. ependyma, an upper garment]

ependyma

/epen·dy·ma/ (ĕ-pen´dĭ-mah) the membrane lining the cerebral ventricles and the central canal of the spine.epen´dymal

ependyma

[ipen′dimə]
Etymology: Gk, an upper garment
a layer of ciliated epithelial membrane that lines the central canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain. ependymal [ipen′diməl] , adj.
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Ependymal cells

e·pen·dy·ma

(ĕ-pen'di-mă) [TA]
The cellular membrane lining the central canal of the spinal cord and the brain ventricles.
[G. ependyma, an upper garment]
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EPENDYMA

ependyma

(ĕp-ĕn′dĭ-mă) [Gr. ependyma, an upper garment, wrap]
The epithelial lining of the cerebral ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord. The lining is composed of a single cell layer. Most of the cells have microvilli and motile cilia on their outer surface.
See: illustrationependymal, adjective

ependyma

cellular membrane lining the central canal of spinal cord and brain ventricles

ependyma

the cells lining the cerebral ventricles and the central canal of the spinal cord; principal source of cerebrospinal fluid, mostly from where the ependyma covers the choroid plexuses.