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meningeal \me*nin"ge*al\ (m[-e]*n[i^]n"j[-e]*al), a. (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the meninges.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1829, from Modern Latin meningeus, from meninx "membrane of the brain" (1610s; see meningitis) + -al (1).


a. (context anatomy English) Relating to the meninges.


adj. relating to the meninges


Usage examples of "meningeal".

Or a nick of the middle meningeal artery, and he could unleash an unstoppable fountain of blood.

This was fortunate since it enabled them to go through the meninges without having to worry about controlling fluid losses, and they could move laterally with minimal resistance and loss of time between the brain surface and the meningeal layer to the first objective, a deep fissure between two convolutions in the area suspected of housing the Groalterri telepathic faculty.

The gunshot wound to the back of the head had entered the right parietal-temporal region of the skull, lacerating the dura and a branch of the middle meningeal artery.