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from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The epithelial lining of the ventricles of the brain and the canal of the spinal cord; endyma; ependymis.

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  • noun anatomy A thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricular system of the brain and the spinal cord

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

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

Etymologies

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

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