Definition of Ependyma

1. Noun. Thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricles of the brain and the spinal cord canal.

Generic synonyms: Membrane, Tissue Layer



Definition of Ependyma

1. n. The epithelial lining of the ventricles of the brain and the canal of the spinal cord; endyma; ependymis.

Definition of Ependyma

1. Noun. (anatomy) A thin epithelial membrane lining the ventricular system of the brain and the spinal cord ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ependyma

1. a membrane lining certain body cavities [n -S]

Medical Definition of Ependyma

1. The epithelial lining of the ventricles of the brain and the canal of the spinal cord; endyma; ependymis. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. An upper garment; upon + a garment; in + to put on. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ependyma

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ependyma (current term)
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Literary usage of Ependyma

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1. Brain and Spinal Cord: A Manual for the Study of the Morphology and Fibre by Emil Villiger (1918)
"The ependyma cells maintain in the foetal stage the character of an ... In the brain, as in the spinal cord, the ependyma cells extend from the inner to the ..."

2. A Handbook of Pathological Anatomy and Histology: With an Introductory by Francis Delafield, Theophil Mitchell Prudden (1892)
"In this condition, which may occur by itself, but is usually associated with inflammation of other parts of the brain, the ependyma is congested, ..."

3. An Elementary Treatise on Human Anatomy by Joseph Leidy (1889)
"ependyma OF THE VENTRICLES: 350 diameters. A, from the striatum of the lateral ventricle. 1. viewed on the free surface ; 2, through the thickness; a, ..."

4. Anatomy of the brain and spinal cord with special reference to mechanism and by Harris Ellett Santee (1907)
"... comprising the neuroglia and the ependyma: (A) Neuroglia is most abundant in gray matter. It is made up of richly branched nucleated cells whose ..."

5. A Compend of diagnosis in pathological anatomy: With Directions for Making by Johannes Orth, Reginald Heber Fitz (1878)
"The normal ependyma forms a thin, smooth, colorless, and translucent investment of the inner walls of the ventricles, but may, pathologically, ..."

6. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1900)
"They consisted of a proliferation of the ependyma with an amorphous exudate upon the surface, swelling of the glia fibres which stained deeply, ..."

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