plural noun, singular me·ninx [mee-ningks] /ˈmi nɪŋks/. Anatomy.
Origin of meninges
1610–20; < New Latin < Greek mḗninges, plural of mêninx membraneRelated 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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pl n singular meninx (ˈmiːnɪŋks)Derived Formsmeningeal (mɪˈnɪndʒɪəl), adjective
Word Origin for meninges
C17: from Greek, pl of meninx membrane
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Word Origin and History for meninx
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).
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n. pl. me•nin•ges (mə-nĭn′jēz)
A membrane, especially one of the three membranes enclosing the brain and spinal cord.
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The three membranes that enclose the vertebrate brain and spinal cord: the pia mater, arachnoid, and dura mater.
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