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dura mater

 [du´rah ma´ter] (L.)
the outermost, toughest, and most fibrous of the three membranes (meninges) covering the brain and spinal cord.
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du·ra mat·er

(dū'ră mā'tĕr), [TA]
Pachymeninx (as distinguished from leptomeninx, the combined pia mater and arachnoid); a tough, fibrous membrane forming the outer covering of the central nervous system, consisting of periosteal and meningeal dura layer and an inner part, the dural border cell layer, continuous with the arachnoid barrier cell layer.
Synonym(s): dura [TA], pachymeninx [TA]
[L. hard mother, mistransl. of Ar. umm al-jāfīyah, tough protector or covering]
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dura mater

(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.
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du·ra ma·ter

(dūr'ă mā'tĕr) [TA]
Pachymeninx (as distinguished from leptomeninx, the combined pia mater and arachnoid); a tough, fibrous membrane forming the outer covering of the central nervous system.
Synonym(s): dura.
[L. hard mother, mistransl. of Ar. umm al-jāfīyah, tough protector or covering]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

dura mater

A tough fibrous membrane, the outer of the three layers of the MENINGES that cover the brain and the spinal cord. The dura mater lies over the ARACHNOID and the PIA MATER.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

dura mater

the connective tissue which covers the brain and spinal cord of vertebrates. See MENINGES.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Dura mater

One of the membranes that sheathes the spinal cord and brain; the dura mater is the outermost layer.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.