cerebrospinal fluid


nounPhysiology.
  1. the fluid in the ventricles of the brain, between the arachnoid and pia mater, and surrounding the spinal cord.

Origin of cerebrospinal fluid

1
First recorded in 1895–1900

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British Dictionary definitions for cerebrospinal fluid

cerebrospinal fluid

noun
  1. the clear colourless fluid in the spaces inside and around the spinal cord and brain: Abbreviation: CSF

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Scientific definitions for cerebrospinal fluid

cerebrospinal fluid

[ sĕr′ə-brō-spīnəl, sə-rē′brō- ]


  1. The clear fluid that fills the cavities of the brain and covers the surfaces of the brain and spinal cord. It lubricates the tissues and cushions them from shock and injury.

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