pericranium


peri·cra·ni·um

noun \ˌper-ə-ˈkrā-nē-əm\
plural peri·cra·nia\-nē-ə\

Definition of PERICRANIUM

:  the external periosteum of the skull
peri·cra·ni·al \-nē-əl\ adjective

Origin of PERICRANIUM

Middle English pericraneum, from Medieval Latin, from Greek perikranion, neuter of perikranios around the skull, from peri- + kranion skull — more at cranium
First Known Use: 15th century

peri·cra·ni·um

noun \ˌper-ə-ˈkrā-nē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural peri·cra·nia \-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of PERICRANIUM

: the external periosteum of the skull
peri·cra·ni·al \-nē-əl\ adjective

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