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arachnoid

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Adjective, Noun
 : 
a=rach=noid

CIDE DICTIONARY

arachnoida. [Gr. like a cobweb; spider, spider's web + e'i^dos form.].
  •  Resembling a spider's web; cobweblike.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Pertaining to a thin membrane of the brain and spinal cord, between the dura mater and pia mater.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Covered with, or composed of, soft, loose hairs or fibers, so as to resemble a cobweb; cobwebby.  [1913 Webster]
arachnoidn. 
  •  The arachnoid membrane.  [1913 Webster]
  •  One of the Arachnoidea.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

arachnoid, n. & adj.
--n. Anat. (in full arachnoid membrane) one of the three membranes (see MENINX) that surround the brain and spinal cord of vertebrates.
--adj. Bot. covered with long cobweb-like hairs.

Etymology
mod.L arachnoides f. Gk arakhnoeides like a cobweb f. arakhne: see ARACHNID

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