leptomeninges

[lĕp′tō-mə-nĭnjēz]

n.

The pia mater and arachnoid considered as one unit enveloping the brain and spinal cord.pia-arachnoid

Nearby words

  1. leptocyte,
  2. leptocytosis,
  3. leptodactylous,
  4. leptokurtic,
  5. leptokurtosis,
  6. leptomeningitis,
  7. leptomonad,
  8. leptomonas,
  9. lepton,
  10. lepton number

Related formslep′to•me•ninge•al (-jē-əl) adj.


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