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Glossary: meninges, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

meninges

(meh-NIN-jeez)

The three thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord.

Drawing of brain anatomy showing the brain stem, pons, medulla, spinal cord, cerebellum, cerebrum, meninges, ventricles (fluid-filled spaces), and skull.

Anatomy of the brain, showing the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and other parts of the brain.

2010-10-21