Adjective "meningeal" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/mɪˈnɪndʒɪəl/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'Triptans work by vasoconstricting the meningeal blood vessels.'
  2. 'The innermost meningeal layer, the pia mater, is closely applied to the surface of the brain tissue and carries many small arteries and veins.'

Definitions

1. the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.Compare arachnoid (def 6), dura mater, pia mater.

More examples(as adjective)

"leukemias can be meningeal."

"malignancies can be meningeal."

"enhancements can be meningeal."

Origin

(meninges)