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  • n. A thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricular system of the brain and the spinal cord

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The epithelial lining of the ventricles of the brain and the canal of the spinal cord; endyma; ependymis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lining membrane of the cerebral ventricles (except the fifth) and of the central canal of the spinal cord. Also endyma.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the spinal cord canal

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ἐπένδυμα (ependuma), from ἐπενδύειν (ependuein), from ἐπί (epi, "over") + ἐν (en, "on") + δύειν (duein, "to put"). (Wiktionary)

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