dura mater

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n dura mater the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Dura mater (Anat) The tough, fibrous membrane, which lines the cavity of the skull and spinal column, and surrounds the brain and spinal cord; -- frequently abbreviated to dura.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Dura mater dū′ra mā′tėr, the exterior membrane of the brain and spinal column distinguished from the other two, the arachnoid and the pia mater.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., lit., hard mother. The membrane was called mater, or mother, because it was formerly thought to give rise to every membrane of the body

Usage

In literature:

The internal table is widely comminuted, and there is possibly injury to the dura mater.
"The Prospector" by Ralph Connor
The cerebellum is separated from the cerebrum by a horizontal partition of membrane, a portion of the dura mater.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The dura mater is next to the skull, above the other, which includes and protects the brain.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Then, after their removal, the piece of linen described above is to be inserted between the cranium and dura mater.
"Gilbertus Anglicus" by Henry Ebenezer Handerson
Thus, one layer of the arachnoid envelopes the brain and spinal cord, and the other lines the dura mater.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The dura mater should be carefully protected from injury as well as the pin.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
The dura mater seemed divisible into three layers, the external being vascular.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
C. Dura-mater lining the spinal canal.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Water was found between the dura and pia mater, and between the pia mater and arachnoides.
"Cases of Organic Diseases of the Heart" by John Collins Warren
Thenard had found a slight depression of the inner table of the skull, and some congestion and thickening of the dura mater.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
The subject of it was a female who had lost a large portion of her scalp, skull-bone, and dura mater.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
Compound fractures which open the dura mater are the most serious.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
The DURA MATER is a firm, fibrous membrane, which is exposed on the removal of a section of the skull-bones.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
There is no fire in the Dura Mater.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Hence the dura mater is sometimes called a fibro-serous membrane.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Slice 4" by Various
There was a large quantity of water between the dura mater and tunica arachnoidea, and also between this latter membrane and the pia mater.
"Observations on Insanity" by John Haslam
There was a large quantity of water between the dura mater and tunica arachnoidea, and also between this latter membrane and the pia mater.
"Observations on Madness and Melancholy" by John Haslam
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In news:

As pointed out by Ajit Kashyap and colleagues, and alluded to by us in the Seminar, other disease processes involving the dura mater or subdural space can give a meningioma-like neuroradiological appearance, with or without a tail sign.
The dura mater also has connections to the posterior longitudinal ligament.2 The dura encloses the cerebrospinal fluid.
The agency made the clarification after a memo, first issued in 2008, came to light this week that stated inspectors at the "Japan Dura Mater" station at the XL Foods plant in Brooks, Alta.
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