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

Examples of subdural in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Earlier this month, Maradona underwent successful surgery for a subdural hematoma, more commonly known as a blood clot on the brain, and had been recovering at home. Ben Church And Diego Laje, CNN, "Argentine police search home of Diego Maradona's doctor following the soccer great's death," 30 Nov. 2020 Maradona had been plagued by health issues in recent years, and was recently released from a Buenos Aires hospital after suffering a subdural hematoma, which required brain surgery. Hector Tobar, Los Angeles Times, "Diego Maradona, Argentine soccer legend, dies at 60," 25 Nov. 2020 Earlier this month, Maradona underwent successful surgery for a subdural hematoma -- more commonly known as a blood clot on the brain. Ben Church, CNN, "Diego Maradona dies aged 60," 25 Nov. 2020 Doctors discovered a subdural hematoma which was addressed with surgery in June. Jon Hale, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky women's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell retires before 2020-21 season," 13 Nov. 2020 Maradona had a subdural hematoma, which is an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain, said Dr. Leopoldo Luque, a neurologist who performed Tuesday’s operation. Fox News, "Doctor says Diego Maradona doing well after surgery," 4 Nov. 2020 Diego Armando Maradona underwent surgery Tuesday night for a subdural hematoma, a blood clot on the brain. Julio Vega, USA TODAY, "Diego Maradona undergoes surgery for blood clot on brain; doctor calls it successful," 4 Nov. 2020 However, subsequent tests revealed that the 60-year-old had a subdural hematoma -- more commonly knows as a blood clot on the brain -- and was immediately transferred from a hospital in La Plata to the Olivos clinic for surgery. Matias Grez, CNN, "Lionel Messi sends 'hug from the heart' to Diego Maradona after successful surgery for a blood clot on the brain," 4 Nov. 2020 Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona was in recovery after successful surgery to treat a subdural hematoma, a blood clot on the brain, the former World Cup winner's doctor said late on Tuesday. NBC News, "Argentina soccer great Diego Maradona in recovery after brain surgery," 4 Nov. 2020

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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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“Subdural.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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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 subdural (audio) \ adverb

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