Definition of subdural in English:

subdural

adjective

Anatomy
  • Situated or occurring between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane of the brain and spinal cord.

    • ‘Various techniques, each having advantages and limitations, are available, including subdural, epidural, foramen ovale and intracerebral electrodes.’
    • ‘The brain showed extensive postsurgical changes, including a small occipital subdural hematoma, sutures within the dura, and a ventriculostomy tract in each frontal lobe.’
    • ‘Because of the protective layer of the dura mater, subdural and intraparenchymal metastases from prostate cancer are rare.’
    • ‘Postmortem ocular examination showed haemorrhages of the optic nerve sheaths with subdural haemorrhage greater than subarachnoid haemorrhage.’
    • ‘A positive CT scan included findings of a subdural, epidural or parenchymal hematoma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral contusion or depressed skull fracture.’

Pronunciation:

subdural

/ˌsəbˈd(y)o͝orəl/