cranial

adjective cra·ni·al \ ˈkrā-nē-əl \
Updated on: 30 Apr 2018

Definition of cranial

1 : of or relating to the skull or cranium
2 : cephalic

cranially

play \ˈkrā-nē-ə-lē\ adverb

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First Known Use of cranial

1800

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CRANIAL Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of cranial for English Language Learners

  • medical : of or relating to the bones of the head that cover the brain : of or relating to the skull or cranium


CRANIAL Defined for Kids

cranial

adjective cra·ni·al \ ˈkrā-nē-əl \

Definition of cranial for Students

: of or relating to the skull and especially the part enclosing the brain

Medical Dictionary

cranial

adjective cra·ni·al \ ˈkrā-nē-əl \

medical Definition of cranial

1 : of or relating to the skull or cranium
2 : cephalic
  • the cranial end of the spinal column

cranially

play \-ə-lē\ adverb

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