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Definition of "epidural" []

  • Located on or over the dura mater. (adjective)
  • An injection into the epidural space of the spine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "epidural" in a sentence
  • ""There's no way to clean up after, the epidural is a bitch to administer in such tight quarters and they don't even make maternity space suits.""
  • "The nice thing about epidural is that if a C-section is necessary, additional medication can provide for a stronger anesthetic level."
  • "Realizing that, by this time, I'd been awake for 24 hours straight, she said, "Get the friggin 'epidural and get some sleep!""