ependyma

The cellular membrane lining the central canal of the spinal cord and the brain ventricles. SYN: endyma. [G. e., an upper garment]

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ep·en·dy·ma ep-'en-də-mə n an epithelial membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the canal of the spinal cord
ep·en·dy·mal (')ep-'en-də-məl adj

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n.
the extremely thin membrane, composed of cells of the glia (ependymal cells), that lines the ventricles of the brain and the choroid plexuses. It is responsible for helping to form cerebrospinal fluid.
ependymal adj.

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epen·dy·ma (ə-penґdə-mə) [Gr. ependyma upper garment] [TA] the lining membrane of the ventricles of the brain and of the central canal of the spinal cord. ependymal adj

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  • ependyma — [ep en′di mə] n. [ModL, arbitrary use (by Rudolf Virchow (1821 1902), Ger pathologist) of Gr ependyma, an upper garment < ependyein, to put on over < epi , over + endyein < en , on + dyein, dip into, put on < IE base * deu , to sink… …   English World dictionary

  • Ependyma — Ep*en dy*ma, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? an upper garment; epi upon + ? a garment; ? in + ? to put on.] (Anat.) The epithelial lining of the ventricles of the brain and the canal of the spinal cord; endyma; ependymis. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ependyma — (gr.), 1) Oberkleid; 2) (Ependytes), die Kutte der griechischen u. ägyptischen Mönche; 3) die feine, die Gehirnhöhlen überziehende Haut …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ependyma — (griech.), die seine die Gehirnhöhle und den Kanal der Medulla spinalis überziehende Haut. Das E. kann sich entzünden (Ependymitis), hypertrophieren und sich verdicken …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ependyma — Ependyma, griech., die seine Haut, welche die Gehirnhöhlen überspinnt …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Ependyma — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 189 GrayPage = 829 Caption = Section of central canal of medulla spinalis, showing ependymal and neuroglial cells. Width = 200 | Caption2 = System = MeshName = Ependyma MeshNumber =… …   Wikipedia

  • ependyma — ependymal, ependymary /euh pen deuh mer ee/, adj. /euh pen deuh meuh/, n. Anat. a membrane lining the canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain. [1870 75; < Gk epéndyma a covering, garment, equiv. to ependý(ein) to put on, over (ep …   Universalium

  • Ependyma — ependima statusas T sritis gyvūnų anatomija, gyvūnų morfologija atitikmenys: lot. Ependyma ryšiai: platesnis terminas – centrinė nervų sistema …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • Ependyma — ependima statusas T sritis gyvūnų raida, augimas, ontogenezė, embriologija atitikmenys: lot. Ependyma ryšiai: platesnis terminas – skilvelinė sritis …   Veterinarinės anatomijos, histologijos ir embriologijos terminai

  • ependyma — noun A thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricular system of the brain and the spinal cord …   Wiktionary

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