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dural

[ door-uhl, dyoor-uhl ]

adjective

  1. of or relating to the dura mater.


dural

/ ˈdjʊərəl /

adjective

  1. relating to or affecting the dura mater


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Other Words From

  • sub·dural adjective
  • super·dural adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of dural1

First recorded in 1885–90; dur(a mater) + -al 1
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Example Sentences

According to Rustenhoven, the dural sinuses offer both a location to study diseases like multiple sclerosis or even Alzheimer’s disease and a potential target for treatments.

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.

The cerebral dural vessels were congested and the spinal dural vessels were well defined.

Post-mortem showed dural vessels of cord and brain full of blood.

No harm is done in exposing these structures, and it precludes missing an extra-dural abscess.

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