cranial arachnoid mater

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cranial arachnoid mater

[TA]
that portion of the arachnoid that lies within the cranial cavity and surrounds the brain and the cranial portion of the subarachnoid space. In several sites, it is relatively widely separated from the pia mater, creating the cranial subarachnoid cisterns.
See also: arachnoid mater.

cra·ni·al a·rach·noid ma·ter

(krā'nē-ăl ă-rak'noyd mā'tĕr) [TA]
That portion of the arachnoid that lies within the cranial cavity and surrounds the brain and the cranial portion of the subarachnoid space. In several sites it is relatively widely separated from the pia mater, creating the cranial subarachnoid cisterns.
Synonym(s): arachnoidea mater cranialis [TA] , arachnoid of brain, arachnoidea mater encephali.

cra·ni·al a·rach·noid ma·ter

(krā'nē-ăl ă-rak'noyd mā'tĕr) [TA]
Portion of arachnoid that lies within cranial cavity and surrounds brain and cranial portion of subarachnoid space. In several sites, it is relatively widely separated from the pia mater, creating the cranial subarachnoid cisterns.