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Definition of Dura mater

Dura mater: The outermost and most fibrous of the three membranes (dura mater, arachnoid membrane, and pia mater) covering the brain and the spinal cord.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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