Dura mater

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Dura mater
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Search for Dura mater in Gray's.

The dura mater is the tough and durable (hence the name) outer covering meningeal layer overlying the brain and spinal cord. Beneath it is the delicate arachnoid mater and this is separated from the pia mater by cerebrospinal fluid.