meninges

[mi-nin-jeez]

Origin of meninges

1610–20; < New Latin < Greek mḗninges, plural of mêninx membrane
Related formsme·nin·ge·al [mi-nin-jee-uh l] /mɪˈnɪn dʒi əl/, adjectivein·ter·me·nin·ge·al, adjectivepost·me·nin·ge·al, adjectivesub·me·nin·ge·al, adjective
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meninges

pl n singular meninx (ˈmiːnɪŋks)
  1. the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cordSee dura mater, arachnoid, pia mater
Derived Formsmeningeal (mɪˈnɪndʒɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for meninges

C17: from Greek, pl of meninx membrane
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Word Origin and History for meninges
n.

plural, 1610s, "the three membranes enveloping the brain and spinal cord," from Middle French meninges (1530s) or directly from medical Latin, plural of meninx, from Greek meninx (see meningitis).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

meninges in Science

meninges

[mə-nĭnjēz]
  1. The three membranes that enclose the vertebrate brain and spinal cord: the pia mater, arachnoid, and dura mater.
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meninges in Culture

meninges

[(muh-nin-jeez)]

The membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.

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