subarachnoid

adjective
sub·​arach·​noid | \ˌsəb-ə-ˈrak-ˌnȯid \
variants: or less commonly subarachnoidal \ ˌsəb-​ə-​rak-​ˈnȯi-​dᵊl \

Definition of subarachnoid 

: of, relating to, occurring, or situated under the arachnoid membrane subarachnoid hemorrhage

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In 2005, Sharon suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage which was mishandled by a major local hospital, forcing her into early retirement. courant.com, "Sharon E. Torrant," 8 July 2018 Michael Kirkham Date: June 28, 2010 Age: 30 Location: Aiken, South Carolina Classification: Professional Record: 0-1 Summary: An autopsy showed Kirkham died from a subarachnoid hemorrhage, or bleeding between the brain and the tissues covering it. Drew Hill, The Courier-Journal, "At least 6 MMA fighters have died while in the ring or shortly after," 21 June 2018 Untreated, a subarachnoid hemorrhage can lead to permanent brain damage or death, according to the Mayo Clinic. Anna Fifield, Washington Post, "A Japanese woman tried to save a man’s life in the sumo ring, but was ordered away for being ‘unclean’," 5 Apr. 2018 Untreated, a subarachnoid hemorrhage can lead to permanent brain damage or death, according to the Mayo Clinic. Anna Fifield, BostonGlobe.com, "She tried to save a man’s life in the sumo ring, but was ordered away for being ‘unclean’," 5 Apr. 2018 King was later diagnosed with a skull fracture and subarachnoid hemorrhage as well as lacerations and abrasions. Holly V. Hays, Indianapolis Star, "More charges sought for man accused of dragging woman with car," 17 Feb. 2017 Black had suffered a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a blood vessel rupturing at the base of his brain. Plain Dealer Sports, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Indians pitcher Don Black's no-hitter 70 years ago was a triumph over alcoholism, but tragedy followed," 9 July 2017 The cause was a subarachnoid hemorrhage, her family said in a statement. Ceylan Yeginsu, New York Times, "Jill Saward, Advocate for Victims of Sexual Assault, Dies at 51," 6 Jan. 2017

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1843, in the meaning defined above

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subarachnoid

adjective
sub·​arach·​noid | \ˌsəb-ə-ˈrak-ˌnȯid \
variants: also subarachnoidal \ -​rak-​ˈnȯid-​ᵊl \

Medical Definition of subarachnoid 

1 : situated or occurring under the arachnoid membrane subarachnoid hemorrhage

2 : of, relating to, or involving the subarachnoid space and the fluid within it subarachnoid meningitis

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