plural noun, singular me·ninx [mee-ningks] /ˈmi nɪŋks/. Anatomy.
Origin of meninges
Examples from the Web for meninges
There was engorgement of blood vessels in the meninges covering the brain.Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Adhesions form rapidly, binding together the surface of the brain, meninges, and the overlying bone.
The perivascular sheaths were crowded with small round cells and the meninges were congested.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
There was also general encephalic engorgement, and in one experiment intense congestion of the meninges was observed.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection|Alexander Wynter Blyth
Actual inflammation of the meninges has only been detected in a very few cases.
British Dictionary definitions for meninges
pl n singular meninx (ˈmiːnɪŋks)
Word Origin for meninges
Word Origin and History for meninges
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).