calvarium

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noun cal·var·i·um \kal-ˈver-ē-əm\

Definition of calvarium

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-ia

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  1. :  the portion of a skull including the braincase and excluding the lower jaw or lower jaw and facial portion

Origin and Etymology of calvarium

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


First Known Use: 14th century


Medical Dictionary

calvarium

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noun cal·var·i·um \-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of calvarium

plural

calvaria

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  1. :  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 Medicine, 8 July 2010

calvarial

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