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arachnoid

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adjective arach·noid \ə-ˈrak-ˌnȯid\

Definition of arachnoid

  1. 1 :  of or relating to a thin membrane of the brain and spinal cord that lies between the dura mater and the pia mater

  2. 2 :  covered with or composed of soft loose hairs or fibers



1789

First Known Use of arachnoid

1789


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arachnoid

noun arach·noid

Definition of arachnoid

  1. :  an arachnoid membrane



Origin and Etymology of arachnoid

New Latin arachnoides, from Greek arachnoeidēs, like a cobweb, from arachnē spiderweb


First Known Use: 1804


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arachnoid

adjective arach·noid

Definition of arachnoid

  1. :  resembling or related to the arachnids



Origin and Etymology of arachnoid

New Latin Arachnida + English -oid


First Known Use: 1825


Medical Dictionary

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arachnoid

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noun arach·noid \ə-ˈrak-ˌnȯid\

Medical Definition of arachnoid

  1. :  a thin membrane of the brain and spinal cord that lies between the dura mater and the pia mater




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arachnoid

adjective arach·noid

Medical Definition of arachnoid

  1. :  of or relating to the arachnoid <the arachnoid membrane>



Variants of arachnoid

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arachnoidal

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