Definition of dura mater in English:

dura mater

noun

Anatomy
  • The tough outermost membrane enveloping the brain and spinal cord.

Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin, literally ‘hard mother’, translation of Arabic al-'umm al-jāfiya ‘coarse mother’.

Pronunciation

dura mater

/ˌdjʊərə ˈmeɪtə/