calvarium

noun cal·var·i·um \ kal-ˈver-ē-əm \

Definition of calvarium

plural -ia play \kal-ˈver-ē-ə\
: the portion of a skull including the braincase and excluding the lower jaw or lower jaw and facial portion

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Origin and Etymology of calvarium

New Latin, from Latin calvaria skull, from calvus bald; probably akin to Sanskrit kulva bald


Medical Dictionary

calvarium

noun cal·var·i·um \ -ē-əm \

medical Definition of calvarium

plural -ia play \-ē-ə\
: an incomplete skull; especially : the portion of a skull including the braincase and excluding the lower jaw or lower jaw and facial portion
  • The lesion was large, with cavernous sinus invasion and contact with the optic chiasm; the sella was expanded; and the calvarium was diffusely thickened.
  • —Andrea L. Utz et al.The New England Journal of Medicine8 July 2010

calvarial

play \-ē-əl\ adjective

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