Definition of meningeal in US English:

meningeal

adjective

Anatomy
  • See meninges

    • ‘The innermost meningeal layer, the pia mater, is closely applied to the surface of the brain tissue and carries many small arteries and veins.’
    • ‘The spinal cord is a long shaft of tissue made up of neurons and supporting cells that is covered by meningeal membranes.’
    • ‘Triptans work by vasoconstricting the meningeal blood vessels.’
    • ‘Epidural hemorrhage presents acutely or subacutely, and usually occurs secondary to the tearing of a middle meningeal artery.’
    • ‘Pigmented primary intracranial tumors other than meningeal melanocytomas and melanomas are rare.’

Pronunciation

meningeal

/məˈnɪndʒiəl//məˈninjēəl/