Origin of dura materMiddle English from ML, literally , hard mother, translated, translation of Arabic term
dura materdu·ra ma·ter
Origin of dura materMiddle English from Medieval Latin dūra māter (cerebrī) hard mother (of the brain), dura mater ( translation of Arabic 'umm ad-dimāġ a&slowdot;-&slowdot;āfigah the dense mother of the brain, matrix of the brain )Latin dūra feminine of dūrus hard ; see duramen . Latin māter mother ; see mater .
- (anatomy) The tough and inflexible outermost of the three layers of the meninges