Meaning of dura mater

du'ra ma'ter

Pronunciation: (mā'tur), [key]
— Anat. Anat.
  1. the tough, fibrous membrane forming the outermost of the three coverings of the brain and spinal cord. Also calledCf. arachnoid (def. 6),
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