Medical Dictionary


noun os·teo·cra·ni·um \-ˈkrā-nē-əm\
plural os·teo·cra·niums or os·teo·cra·nia \-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of OSTEOCRANIUM

:  the bony cranium; especially :  the parts of the cranium that arise in membrane bone—compare chondrocranium


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