Definition of Mater

1. Noun. An informal use of the Latin word for mother; sometimes used by British schoolboys or used facetiously.

Generic synonyms: Female Parent, Mother



Definition of Mater

1. n. See Alma mater, Dura mater, and Pia mater.

Definition of Mater

1. Noun. (British slang now chiefly archaic or humorous) Mother. ¹

2. Noun. (biology) Someone or something that mates. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mater

1. mother [n MATERS or MATRES]

Medical Definition of Mater

1. The "sheltering" coverings of the central nervous system. Origin: L. Mother (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mater

matchy
matchy-matchy
mated
matehood
mateless
matelot
matelote
matelotes
matelots
mateology
mateotechny
mater (current term)
mater lectionis
materfamilias
materfamiliases
materia
materia alba
materia medica
material
material body
material breach
material breaches
material conditional
material fact
material implication
material logic

Literary usage of Mater

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"The adhesion between the bone and the dura mater is very intimate, ... The membranes of the brain are : the dura mater, arachnoid membrane, and pia mater. ..."

2. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"An external fibrous membrane, named the dura mater, which lines the interior ... An internal areolar and vascular tunic, the pia mater, which closely covers ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"Three membranes named the dura mater, arachnoid and frío mater cover the brain and ... The most external of the three is the dura mater, which consists of a ..."

4. Macmillan's Magazine by David Masson, George Grove, John Morley, Mowbray Morris (1873)
"AMONGST the mass of mediaeval hymns the " Stabat mater" stands forth prominently. ... No man has ever interpreted the sorrows of the mater Dolorosa and ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The spinal part of the dura mater hangs loosely in the spinal canal. ... The spinal dura mater forms a tubular envelope for the spinal cord and the origins ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"The spinal dura mater forms a tubular envelope for the spinal cord and the origins of the spinal nerves. It extends from the foramen magnum, ..."

7. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"ing the skull-bones; while the inner layer, that which alone ^orms the dura mater of the spinal cord, has a comparatively scanty supply of blood-vessels. ..."

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