cranium

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noun cra·ni·um \ˈkrā-nē-əm\

Definition of cranium

plural

craniums

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crania

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  1. :  skull; specifically :  the part that encloses the brain :  braincase

Examples of cranium in a Sentence

  1. the cranium of a Neanderthal is striking for its brow ridges

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Origin and Etymology of cranium

Medieval Latin, from Greek kranion; akin to Greek kara head — more at cerebral


CRANIUM Defined for Kids

cranium

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noun cra·ni·um \ˈkrā-nē-əm\

Definition of cranium for Students

plural

craniums

or

crania

\-nē-ə\
  1. 1 :  skull

  2. 2 :  the part of the skull enclosing the brain


Medical Dictionary

cranium

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noun cra·ni·um \ˈkrā-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of cranium

plural

craniums

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crania

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  1. :  skull; specifically :  braincase



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