Thick, fibrous meningeal covering surrounding the brain and spinal cord. It is the outermost of the three meningeal coverings. It consists of two layers: the periosteal dura linking the inner surface of the skull and the meningeal dura that lies above the arachnoid dural membrane. The meningeal layer draws away from the periosteal layer and certain locations to form the dural reflections. [ NLXANAT:090206 ]

Synonyms: pachymeninges dura mater of neuraxis

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Term information


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external definition

the outermost of the three layers of the meninges surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The other two meningeal layers are the pia mater and the arachnoid mater. The dura surrounds the brain and the spinal cord and is responsible for keeping in the cerebrospinal fluid[Wikipedia:Dura_mater].

external ontology notes

some ontologies consider dura mater part of the CNS, others dispute this and claim it surrounds it (e.g. DOI:10.1111/joa.12381)[]

function notes

capable of inducing chondrogenesis - requires contact with an epithelium -