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dura

[doo r-uh, dyoo r-uh]
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noun
  1. dura mater.

Origin of dura

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for duras

Historical Examples

  • And among them was Dr. Duras, who had loved Nisida as if she had been his own child.

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • Dr. Duras, the physician who attended my noble Andrea in his illness!

    Wagner, the Wehr-Wolf

    George W. M. Reynolds

  • The flagship was an old Indiaman named the Duras, purchased by the French government and fitted up for the occasion.

  • On the death of his father-in-law (16th of April 1677), Duras succeeded to his titles under a special remainder.

  • It was a perfect garden, and Duras received orders to reduce it to a wilderness.


British Dictionary definitions for duras

Duras

noun
  1. Marguerite, real name Marguerite Donnadieu . 1914–96, French novelist born in Giadinh, Indochina (now in Vietnam). Her works include The Sea Wall (1950), Practicalities (1990), Écrire (1993), and the script for the film Hiroshima mon amour (1960)
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duras in Medicine

dura

(dur′ə)
n.
  1. dura mater
Related formsdural adj.