meninx

noun
me·​ninx | \ ˈmē-niŋ(k)s How to pronounce meninx (audio) , ˈme- How to pronounce meninx (audio) \
plural meninges\ mə-​ˈnin-​(ˌ)jēz How to pronounce meninges (audio) \

Definition of meninx

: any of the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord

First Known Use of meninx

1545, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for meninx

New Latin, from Greek mēning-, mēninx membrane

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“Meninx.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meninx. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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meninx

noun
me·​ninx | \ ˈmē-niŋ(k)s How to pronounce meninx (audio) , ˈmen-iŋ(k)s How to pronounce meninx (audio) \
plural meninges\ mə-​ˈnin-​(ˌ)jēz How to pronounce meninges (audio) \

Medical Definition of meninx

: any of the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord and include the arachnoid, dura mater, and pia mater

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