Thursday, 22 March 2012

Entry: pia meter (n.)

In context: "The Union's soft latex-polymer roof is cerebrally domed and a cloud pia mater pink except in spots where it's eroded down to pasty gray, and everywhere textured, the bulging rooftop, with sulci and bulbous convolutions."

Definition: The innermost of the three meninges, consisting of a thin, vascular, fibrous membrane which is closely applied to the surface of the brain and spinal cord.

Other: I'm fine if you just take Wallace's word for the colour of the pia meter.  Really.

SNOOT score: 1

Source: Oxford English Dictionary

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