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a citizen of Ephratah, the old name of Bethlehem (Ruth 1:2; 1 Sam. 17:12), or Bethlehem-Judah.


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  • Ephratah

    fruitful. (1.) The second wife of Caleb, the son of Hezron, mother of Hur, and grandmother of Caleb, who was one of those that were sent to spy the land (1 Chr. 2:19, 50). (2.) The ancient name of Bethlehem in Judah (Gen. 35:16, 19; 48:7). In Ruth 1:2 it is called “Bethlehem-Judah,” but the […]

  • Epidural

    [ep-i-doo r-uh l, -dyoo r-] /ˌɛp ɪˈdʊər əl, -ˈdyʊər-/ adjective 1. Anatomy. situated on or outside the dura mater. noun 2. Pharmacology. . /ˌɛpɪˈdjʊərəl/ adjective 1. Also extradural. upon or outside the dura mater noun 2. Also called epidural anaesthesia adj. 1882, from epi- + dura (mater) (see dura mater). The noun meaning “injection into […]

  • Epidural-anesthesia

    noun 1. anesthesia produced by the injection of an anesthetic into the lumbar area of the spine in the space between the spinal cord and the dura, which eliminates sensation from the point of insertion downward, used especially in childbirth. epidural anesthesia n. Regional anesthesia produced by injection of a local anesthetic into the epidural […]

  • Epidural block

    epidural block n.

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