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dura

(ˈdjʊərə)
n
(Anatomy) a short form of dura mater

du′ra ma′ter

(ˈmeɪ tər)
n.
the tough, fibrous membrane forming the outermost of the three coverings of the brain and spinal cord. Also called dura. Compare arachnoid (def. 4), pia mater.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Medieval Latin: literally, hard mother]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dura - the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meningesdura - the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges
meninges, meninx - a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord
tentorium - (anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum
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Also, public sentiment toward donation may not have been assisted by reports that 13,000 dura maters (the membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord) had been imported last year from Russia.