dura mater

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dura mater The outermost and toughest of the three membranes (meninges) that surround the central nervous system in vertebrates. It lies adjacent to the skull and its purpose is to protect the delicate inner meninges (the arachnoid membrane and the pia mater).

dura mater

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du·ra ma·ter / ˈd(y)oŏrə ˈmätər; ˈmā-/ • n. see dura1 .

dura mater

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dura mater See MENINGES.