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[doo r-uh l, dyoo r-uh l]
  1. of or relating to the dura mater.
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Origin of dural

First recorded in 1885–90; dur(a) + -al1
Related formssub·du·ral, adjectivesu·per·du·ral, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dural

Historical Examples

  • Madame Dural put her head out of the window, and cried, "Laurent!"

    The Queen's Necklace

    Alexandre Dumas pre

  • Brain pale, some dural vessels well marked, no clots or hemorrhages.

  • The dural vessels of the brain were dilated; there was a clot on the dura over the fourth ventricle.

British Dictionary definitions for dural


  1. relating to or affecting the dura mater
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