English dictionary

epidural meaning and definition


Definition of epidural (noun)

  1. regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery

EPIDURAL adjective

Definition of epidural (adjective)

  1. on or outside the dura mater
Source: Princeton University Wordnet