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calvarium

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noun cal·var·i·um \kal-ˈva-rē-əm, -ˈve-rē-\

Definition of calvarium

plural -ia \-ē-ə\

  1. :  the portion of a skull including the braincase and excluding the lower jaw or lower jaw and facial portion



Origin of calvarium

New Latin, from Latin calvaria skull, from calvus bald; probably akin to Sanskrit kulva bald


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

calvarium

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noun cal·var·i·um \-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of calvarium

plural -ia \-ē-ə\play

  1. :  an incomplete skull; especially :  the portion of a skull including the braincase and excluding the lower jaw or lower jaw and facial portion

  2. cal·var·i·al \-ē-əl\play adjective




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