meninx

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n meninx a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meninx In anatomy, a membrane; especially, one of the three membranes that invest the brain and spinal cord. They are the dura mater, the arachnoid, and the pia mater, named in order from without inward. See these words.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Meninx mē′ningks one of three membranes that envelop the brain
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. meninx, meningos, a membrane.

Usage

In literature:

Cercina is a group of smaller islands above 50 miles north of Meninx, now called the Karkenna islands.
"Plutarch's Lives, Volume II" by Aubrey Stewart & George Long
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