meninges

[ mi-nin-jeez ]
/ mɪˈnɪn dʒiz /

plural noun, singular me·ninx [mee-ningks]. /ˈmi nɪŋks/. Anatomy.

the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.Compare arachnoid (def. 6), dura mater, pia mater.

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Origin of meninges

1610–20; <New Latin <Greek mḗninges, plural of mêninx membrane

OTHER WORDS FROM meninges

me·nin·ge·al [mi-nin-jee-uhl], /mɪˈnɪn dʒi əl/, adjectivein·ter·me·nin·ge·al, adjectivepost·me·nin·ge·al, adjectivesub·me·nin·ge·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for meninges

meninges
/ (mɪˈnɪndʒiːz) /

pl n singular meninx (ˈmiːnɪŋks)

the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cordSee dura mater, arachnoid, pia mater

Derived forms of meninges

meningeal (mɪˈnɪndʒɪəl), adjective

Word Origin for meninges

C17: from Greek, pl of meninx membrane
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Scientific definitions for meninges

meninges
[ mə-nĭnjēz ]

The three membranes that enclose the vertebrate brain and spinal cord: the pia mater, arachnoid, and dura mater.
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Cultural definitions for meninges

meninges
[ (muh-nin-jeez) ]

The membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord.

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