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Medical Term:

epidural

Pronunciation: ep'i-du'ral

Definition: On (or outside) the dura mater. [Usage note: epidural and extradural are nearly synonymous, with the exception that epidural implies immediate proximity to the dura mater, and extradural may be unconnected with it.]

Synonym(s): peridural

See Also: extradural

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