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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord.

Usage examples (38)
  • Brain is protected by three membranes, called meninges and bony skull.
  • The innermost of the meninges is the pia mater (py'uh may'ter; "tender mother" L).
  • Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, which is the lining surrounding the brain and spinal cord.
  • THE CONDITION: Inflammation of the three-ply membrane around the brain and spinal cord called the meninges. for more
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