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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 in vertebrates.
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|Noun||1.||meninx - a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord|
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
leptomeninges - the two innermost layers of the meninges; cerebrospinal fluid circulates between these innermost layers
pia mater - the highly vascular innermost of the 3 meninges
subarachnoid space - a space in the meninges beneath the arachnoid membrane and above the pia mater that contains the cerebrospinal fluid
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meninxn (pl meninges) frec. pl) meninge f
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