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DURA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dura mean? 

DURA (noun)
  The noun DURA has 1 sense:

1. the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges

  Familiarity information: DURA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DURA (noun)


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Meaning:

The outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

dura; dura mater

Hypernyms ("dura" is a kind of...):

meninges; meninx (a membrane (one of 3) that envelops the brain and spinal cord)

Holonyms ("dura" is a substance of...):

tentorium ((anatomy) a fold of dura mater that covers the cerebellum and supports the occipital lobes of the cerebrum)


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