Last revised by Dr Daniel J Bell on 16 Dec 2019

The meninges (singular: meninx) is a collective term for the three membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord and are covered in separate articles:

History and etymology

The word meninges arises from the Ancient Greek meninx meaning "membrane" 1.

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Cases and figures

  • Figure 1: layers of the scalp and meninges
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  • Figure 2: meninges
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