Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plural of meninx.

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  • n. The three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord.
  • n. Plural form of meninx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. The three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord; the pia mater, dura mater, and arachnoid membrane.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of meninx.

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

  • n. a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord

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Examples

  • THE CONDITION: Inflammation of the three-ply membrane around the brain and spinal cord called the meninges.

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  • Such an immediate embrace fortunately does not exist, since the brain and spinal cord are surrounded by a series of membranes called the meninges (meh-nin'jeez; "membranes" G).

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  • The innermost of the meninges is the pia mater (py'uh may'ter; "tender mother" L).

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  • The brain and spinal cord are protected by three important membranes, known as the meninges, -- the dura mater, the arachnoid, and the pia mater.

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  • She had a meningioma, a type of tumor that grows from the protective membranes, called meninges, that surround the brain and spinal cord.

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  • Brain is protected by three membranes, called meninges and bony skull.

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  • Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, which is the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

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  • These germs get within the skull and spinal canal, and produce violent inflammation of the coverings of the brain and cord; these membranes are called "meninges," hence the name "cerebrospinal meningitis."

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  • Meningitis is the inflammation of the coverings ( 'meninges') of the brain and spinal cord.

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  • It arises from the meninges (membranes) surrounding the brain and spinal cord, is typically benign and, the Mayo Clinic says, might not always even require treatment.

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