arachnoid arachnoid

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the middle of the 3 meninges
  2. (n) air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
  3. (adj) relating to or resembling a member of the class Arachnida

Usage(s):

  1. Into that tough membrane, into the arachnoid tissue, into the pia mater-carefully, very carefully.
  2. In Moche drawings, for instance, a strikingly arachnoid figure, dubbed the Decapitator by archaeologists, clasps a crescent-bladed knife in one hand and a severed head in the other.

News

  • Courage in the face of consistent pain

    Linda Kay suffers from a condition called arachnoiditis a neuropathic disease caused by inflammation of the arachnoid, a membrane that surrounds the spine.
    on July 4, 2013     Source: The Bay Bulletin

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cynic cynic
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