(ә-rak´noid) resembling a spiderweb. the delicate membrane interposed between the dura mater and the pia mater, and with them constituting the meninges.
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• (a.) Pertaining to a thin membrane of the brain and spinal cord, between the dura mater and pia mater. • (a.) Resembling a spider`s web; cobweblike. • (n.) The arachnoid membrane. • (a.) Covered with, or composed of, soft, loose hairs or fibers, so as to resemble a cobweb; cobw...
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[astrogeology] In astrogeology, an arachnoid is a large structure of unknown origin, and they have been found only on the surface of the planet Venus. Arachnoids get their name from their resemblance to spider webs. They appear as concentric ovals surrounded by a complex network of fractures...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ă-rak′noyd Synonyms: arachnoid mater
Found op http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=5885
cobweb-like in texture or pattern.
Found op http://www.anbg.gov.au/glossary/webpubl/lichglos.htm
- the middle of the 3 meninges
- air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
adjective, Greek arachne = spider, and eidos = shape or form, hence like a spiders web. This middle layer of the three meninges is spread web-like over the brain when the dura has been removed.
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1) Arachnidian 2) Class 3) Spiderlike 4) Spiderly 5) Spidery
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