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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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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

The strongest and outermost of three membranes that protect the brain, spinal cord, and nerves of the cauda equina.
Mentioned in: Disk Removal
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Critics of Duras and Bellow have so far tended to focus on the more apparent kind of violence in their writing.
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Marc Fumaroli dans sa preface et Marie-Benedicte Diethelm dans son introduction evoquent l'un et l'autre l'admiration qu'a suscitee chez ses contemporains l'oeuvre de Mme de Duras: Alexandre von Humbolt a rapporte a Mme de Duras l'hommage du roi de Prusse et de Goethe; Barante, Emile Deschamps, et Sainte-Beuve ont publie dans la presse des comptes-rendus elogieux; elle a inspire Astolphe de Custine et Balzac; Henri de Latouche et Stendhal n'ont pas hesite a la copier.
Although she too often ends up following Fumaroli in viewing Duras in relation to Balzac, Stendhal, and Chateaubriand, she also provides original analyses of the conditions of the works' publication, readership, and reception.
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