Origin of dura mater
Examples from the Web for dura mater
The dura-mater was lacerated and brain matter from the frontal lobe escaped freely.
The dura-mater was healed but thickened, and some clot upon its surface was removed.
- the outermost and toughest of the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cordOften shortened to: dura See also meninges
Word Origin and History for dura mater
"tough outer membrane surrounding the brain," c.1400, from Medieval Latin dura mater cerebri, literally "hard mother of the brain," a loan-translation of Arabic umm al-dimagh as-safiqa, literally "thick mother of the brain." "In Arabic, the words 'father,' 'mother,' and 'son' are often used to denote relationships between things" [Klein].
dura mater(mā′tər, mä-)
- The tough fibrous membrane covering the brain and the spinal cord and lining the inner surface of the skull.dura pachymeninx
- The tough fibrous membrane covering the brain and the spinal cord and lining the inner surface of the skull. It is the outermost of the three membranes (meninges) that surround the central nervous system, overlying the arachnoid and pia mater.