subdural

adjective
sub·​dur·​al | \ ˌsəb-ˈdu̇r-əl How to pronounce subdural (audio) , -ˈdyu̇r-; ˈsəb-ˌd(y)u̇r- \

Definition of subdural

: situated or occurring beneath the dura mater or between the dura mater and the arachnoid membrane subdural space subdural hematomas

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Examples of subdural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Congileo has said there were no complications during Carter’s recent surgery at Emory for a subdural hematoma, blood trapped on the brain’s surface. BostonGlobe.com, "Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed - The Boston Globe," 28 Nov. 2019 Congileo has said there were no complications during Carter’s recent surgery at Emory for a subdural hematoma, blood trapped on the brain’s surface. BostonGlobe.com, "Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed - The Boston Globe," 28 Nov. 2019 Congileo has said there were no complications during Carter’s recent surgery at Emory for a subdural hematoma, blood trapped on the brain’s surface. BostonGlobe.com, "Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed - The Boston Globe," 28 Nov. 2019 And in early November, Mr. Carter was hospitalized again to relieve pressure on his brain caused by a subdural hematoma. Victoria Albert, CBS News, "Jimmy Carter hospitalized for urinary tract infection," 2 Dec. 2019 Congileo has said there were no complications during Carter’s recent surgery at Emory for a subdural hematoma, blood trapped on the brain’s surface. BostonGlobe.com, "Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed - The Boston Globe," 28 Nov. 2019 Congileo has said there were no complications during Carter’s recent surgery at Emory for a subdural hematoma, blood trapped on the brain’s surface. BostonGlobe.com, "Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for brain bleed - The Boston Globe," 28 Nov. 2019 Congileo has said there were no complications during Carter’s recent surgery at Emory for a subdural hematoma, blood trapped on the brain’s surface. chicagotribune.com, "Former President Jimmy Carter out of hospital after recovering from surgery," 27 Nov. 2019 The concern was palpable this week, when Carter underwent surgery to treat a subdural hematoma, the result of a head injury from an October fall at home that required 14 stitches. Jeffrey Schweers, USA TODAY, "'A fighter': President Jimmy Carter's neighbors know they'll say goodbye one day, but not yet," 15 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of subdural

1870, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subdural

sub- + dura (mater)

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The first known use of subdural was in 1870

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9 Feb 2020

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“Subdural.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subdural. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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subdural

adjective
sub·​du·​ral | \ ˌsəb-ˈd(y)u̇r-əl How to pronounce subdural (audio) \

Medical Definition of subdural

: situated, occurring, or performed under the dura mater or between the dura mater and the arachnoid subdural empyema

Other Words from subdural

subdurally \ -​ē How to pronounce subdurally (audio) \ adverb

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