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ependyma

[uh-pen-duh-muh] /əˈpɛn də mə/
noun, Anatomy.
1.
a membrane lining the canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain.
Origin of ependyma
1870-1875
1870-75; < Greek epéndyma a covering, garment, equivalent to ependý(ein) to put on, over (ep- ep- + en- en-2 + dýein to put on) + -ma suffix of result
Related forms
ependymal, ependymary
[uh-pen-duh-mer-ee] /əˈpɛn dəˌmɛr i/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ependyma

ependyma

/ɪˈpɛndɪmə/
noun
1.
the membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the central canal of the spinal cord
Derived Forms
ependymal, adjective
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ependyma in Medicine

ependyma ep·en·dy·ma (ĭ-pěn'də-mə)
n. pl. ep·en·dy·mas or ep·en·dy·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The epithelial membrane lining the canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain.


ep·en'dy·mal adj.
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