craniosacral

adjective cra·nio·sa·cral \ ˌkrā-nē-ō-ˈsa-krəl , -ˈsā- \

Definition of craniosacral

First Known Use of craniosacral

circa 1923

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

Medical Dictionary

craniosacral

adjective cra·nio·sa·cral \ ˌkrā-nē-ō-ˈsak-rəl, -ˈsā-krəl \

medical Definition of craniosacral

1 : of or relating to the cranium and the sacrum
2 : parasympathetic
  • the craniosacral division of the autonomic nervous system

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up craniosacral? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to emit the high shrill tone of bagpipes

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!