calvarium


cal·var·i·um

noun \kal-ˈva-rē-əm, -ˈve-rē-\
plural -ia \-ē-ə\

Definition of CALVARIUM

:  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

cal·var·i·um

noun \-ē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -ia \-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of CALVARIUM

: an incomplete skull; especially : the portion of a skull including the braincase and excluding the lower jaw or lower jaw and facial portion
cal·var·i·al \-ē-əl\ adjective

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