[ mey-ter ]
/ ˈmeɪ tər /
Origin of dura mater
1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin: literally, hard mother
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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.
British Dictionary definitions for dura mater
/ (ˈdjʊərə ˈmeɪtə) /
the outermost and toughest of the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cordOften shortened to: dura See also meninges
Word Origin for dura mater
C15: from Medieval Latin, hard mother
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Medicine definitions for 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
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Science definitions for dura mater
[ dur′ə mā′tər, mä′- ]
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.
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