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epidural

  

      adj  
1      (Also)    extradural   upon or outside the dura mater  
      n  
2      (Also called)    epidural anaesthesia  
a    injection of anaesthetic into the space outside the dura mater enveloping the spinal cord  
b    anaesthesia induced by this method  
     (C19: from epi- + dur(a mater) + -al1)  
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