pia mater

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pia mater the highly vascular innermost of the 3 meninges
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pia mater (Anat) The delicate and highly vascular membrane immediately investing the brain and spinal cord.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pia mater pī′a mā′tėr, the vascular membrane investing the brain:
    • n Pia mater (Shak.) the brain.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. L. pia,fem. of pius, tender, kind) + mater, mother
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.

Usage

In literature:

Then came Theophilus, who gave us the nerves, the lacteal vessels, and the pia mater.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
PIA-MATER, a membrane which invests the brain and the spinal cord; it is of a delicate vascular tissue.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
Practically, we can not separate inflammation of the pia mater from that of the brain proper.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Water was found between the dura and pia mater, and between the pia mater and arachnoides.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
The PIA MATER is a vascular membrane, composed of innumerable vessels, held together by cellular membrane.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
At the base of the brain the pia mater is prolonged on to the roots of the cranial nerves.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
There was a large quantity of water between the dura mater and tunica arachnoidea, and also between this latter membrane and the pia mater.
"Observations on Insanity" by John Haslam
There was a large quantity of water between the dura mater and tunica arachnoidea, and also between this latter membrane and the pia mater.
"Observations on Madness and Melancholy" by John Haslam
Then came Theophilus, who gave us the nerves, the lacteal vessels, and the pia mater.
"The Cloister and the Hearth" by Charles Reade
On examination pus was found between the arachnoid and the pia mater.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
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