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cranium

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noun cra·ni·um \ˈkrā-nē-əm\

Definition of cranium

plural cra·ni·ums or -nia \-nē-ə\

  1. :  skull; specifically :  the part that encloses the brain :  braincase



Examples of cranium

  1. <the cranium of a Neanderthal is striking for its brow ridges>



Origin of cranium

Medieval Latin, from Greek kranion; akin to Greek kara head — more at cerebral


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

cranium

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noun cra·ni·um \ˈkrā-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of cranium

plural cra·ni·ums or -nia \-nē-ə\play

  1. :  skull; specifically :  braincase





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