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ependyma

[uh-pen-duh-muh]
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noun Anatomy.
  1. a membrane lining the canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain.
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Origin of ependyma

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 formsep·en·dy·mal, e·pen·dy·mar·y [uh-pen-duh-mer-ee] /əˈpɛn dəˌmɛr i/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ependyma

ependyma

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

ependyma

(ĭ-pĕndə-mə)
n. pl. ep•en•dy•mas
  1. The epithelial membrane lining the canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain.
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Related formsep•endy•mal adj.
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