pia mater

noun (1)
pia ma·​ter | \ ˈpī-ə-ˌmā-tər How to pronounce pia mater (audio) , ˈpē-ə-ˌmä- How to pronounce pia mater (audio) \

Definition of pia mater

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: the thin vascular membrane that invests the brain and spinal cord internal to the arachnoid and dura mater

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Definition of pia family (Entry 2 of 2)

First Known Use of pia mater

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pia mater

Noun (1)

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Latin, tender mother

Noun (2)

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pia mater

noun
pia ma·​ter | \ -ˈmāt-ər How to pronounce pia mater (audio) \

Medical Definition of pia mater

: the delicate and highly vascular membrane of connective tissue investing the brain and spinal cord, lying internal to the arachnoid and dura mater, dipping down between the convolutions of the brain, and sending an ingrowth into the anterior fissure of the spinal cord

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