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du·ra ma·ter

 (do͝or′ə mā′tər, mä′-, dyo͝or′ə)
n.
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 meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord.

[Middle English, from Medieval Latin dūra māter (cerebrī), hard mother (of the brain), dura mater (translation of Arabic 'umm ad-dimāġ aṣ-ṣāfigah, the dense mother of the brain, matrix of the brain) : Latin dūra, feminine of dūrus, hard; see duramen + Latin māter, mother; see mater.]
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dura mater

(ˈdjʊərə ˈmeɪtə)
n
(Anatomy) the outermost and toughest of the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. Often shortened to: dura See also meninges
[C15: from Medieval Latin, hard mother]
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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]
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Noun1.dura mater - the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meningesdura mater - 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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Translations

du·ra ma·ter

n. duramadre, membrana externa que cubre el encéfalo y la médula espinal.
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