in·​tra·​cra·​ni·​al ˈin-trə-ˈkrā-nē-əl How to pronounce intracranial (audio)
: existing or occurring within the cranium
also : affecting or involving intracranial structures
intracranially adverb

Examples of intracranial in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Patients who had a dose reduction within the first 16 weeks of starting saw no difference in median progression-free survival or intracranial response rates. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 7 June 2024 The cause of death was intracranial hemorrhage, the coroner told Fox News Digital Wednesday. Chris Eberhart, Fox News, 10 May 2024 Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, used an array of intracranial electrodes similar to this one to record participants’ brain activity for a new study. IEEE Spectrum, 24 Apr. 2019 The researchers also investigated how these intracranial changes could be related to SANS, uncovering some surprising results. Doug Adler, Discover Magazine, 14 Apr. 2020 See all Example Sentences for intracranial 

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intracranial was circa 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Intracranial.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


in·​tra·​cra·​ni·​al -ˈkrā-nē-əl How to pronounce intracranial (audio)
: situated or occurring within the cranium
intracranial pressure
also : affecting or involving intracranial structures
intracranially adverb
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