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meninges

 [mĕ-nin´jēz] (Gr.)
plural of meninx; the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord: the dura mater, arachnoid, and pia mater. adj., adj menin´geal.
Meninges of the central nervous system. From Applegate, 2000.

me·nin·ges

(mĕ-nin'jēz), [TA]
Plural of meninx.

meninges

(mə-nĭn′jēz)
n.
Plural of meninx.

meninges

The three fibrous membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord: dura mater, arachnoid mater and pia mater.

me·nin·ges

(mě-nin'jēz) [TA]
Plural of meninx.

meninges

(mĕn-ĭn′jēz) meninx [Gr.]
1. Membranes.
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MENINGES: Frontal section of top of skull
2. The three membranes covering the spinal cord and brain: dura mater (external), arachnoid (middle), and pia mater (internal). See: illustration
meningeal (mĕn-ĭn′jē-ăl), adjective

meninges

The three layers of membrane that surround the brain and the spinal cord. The innermost, the PIA MATER, dips into the brain furrows (sulci). The intermediate ARACHNOID MATER bridges over the furrows, leaving the subarachnoid space which contains cerebrospinal fluid and many blood vessels. The outer later, the dura mater, is a tough, fibrous protective covering attached, in the skull, to the overlying bone and forming a tube to enclose the spinal cord.

meninges

the three membranes (ARACHNOID, DURA MATER, PIA MATER) that cover the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM of vertebrates.

Meninges

A series of membranous layers of connective tissue that protect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Damage or infection to the meninges, such as in meningitis, can cause serious neurological damage and even death.
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