epidural

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From epi- + dura (mater) + -al.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛpɪˈdjɔːɹəl/, (RP) IPA(key): /ɛpɪˈdjʊərəl/

Adjective[edit]

epidural (comparative more epidural, superlative most epidural)

  1. (anatomy) Situated on or outside the dura mater.

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Noun[edit]

epidural (plural epidurals)

  1. (medicine) An injection of anaesthetic into the epidural space of the spine, especially associated with pain relief during childbirth.