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[doo r-uh, dyoo r-uh] /ˈdʊər ə, ˈdyʊər ə/
Origin of dura
1880-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The dura mater is used as an implant in human brain surgery.
  • The spinal cord is remarkably well protected, by bone and by its tough outer layer, the dura.
  • They communicate with the meningeal veins and the sinuses of the dura mater, and with the veins of the pericranium.
  • Point for trephining over the straight portion of the transverse sinus, exposing dura mater of both cerebrum and cerebellum.
dura in Medicine

dura du·ra (dur'ə, dyur'ə)
See dura mater.

du'ral adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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dura in the Bible

the circle, the plain near Babylon in which Nebuchadnezzar set up a golden image, mentioned in Dan. 3:1. The place still retains its ancient name. On one of its many mounds the pedestal of what must have been a colossal statue has been found. It has been supposed to be that of the golden image.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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