meaning of arachnoid

arachnoid meaning in General Dictionary

The arachnoid membrane

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  • Resembling a spiders internet cobweblike
  • the center of the 3 meninges
  • regarding or resembling a member associated with class Arachnida
  • air-breathing arthropods described as easy eyes and four pairs of feet
  • Resembling a spider's internet; cobweblike.
  • Pertaining to a thin membrane for the brain and spinal cord, involving the dura mater and pia mater.
  • Covered with, or composed of, smooth, loose hairs or fibers, so as to resemble a cobweb; cobwebby.
  • The arachnoid membrane.
  • one of many Arachnoidea.

arachnoid meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"cobweb-like," specifically for the membrane layer all over mind and spinal-cord, 1789, from contemporary Latin arachnoides, from Greek arakhnoeides "cobweb-like," from arakhne "cobweb" (view arachnid) + -oeides (see -oid).


arachnoid meaning in Veterinary Dictionary

Term always relate to one thing becoming constructed of little hairs; a cobweb is arachnoid in general.


arachnoid - German to English

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arachnoid meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) Resembling a spider's web; cobweblike.

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  • (a.) related to a thin membrane layer of the brain and back, amongst the dura mater and pia mater.
  • (a.) Covered with, or consists of, smooth, free hairs or fibers, so as to resemble a cobweb; cobwebby.
  • (n.) The arachnoid membrane.
  • (n.) Among Arachnoidea.