calvaria

noun
cal·​var·​ia | \ kal-ˈver-ē-ə How to pronounce calvaria (audio) \
plural calvariae\ kal-​ˈver-​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce calvariae (audio) , -​ˌī \ or calvarias

Definition of calvaria

: calvarium Removal of the calvaria revealed diffuse swelling of the brain, with flattening of gyri.— Martin A. Samuels and Kathy L. Newell

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First Known Use of calvaria

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Calvaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/calvaria. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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calvaria

noun
cal·​var·​ia | \ kal-ˈvar-ē-ə How to pronounce calvaria (audio) \
plural calvariae\ -​ē-​ˌē, -​ē-​ˌī How to pronounce calvariae (audio) \

Medical Definition of calvaria

: calvarium Removal of the calvaria revealed diffuse swelling of the brain, with flattening of gyri.— Martin A. Samuels and Kathy L. Newell, The New England Journal of Medicine, 16 Oct. 1997

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