pericranium

noun peri·cra·ni·um \ ˌper-ə-ˈkrā-nē-əm \

Definition of pericranium

plural pericrania play \ˌper-ə-ˈkrā-nē-ə\
: the external periosteum of the skull

pericranial

play \ˌper-ə-ˈkrā-nē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pericranium

Middle English pericraneum, from Medieval Latin, from Greek perikranion, neuter of perikranios around the skull, from peri- + kranion skull — more at cranium


Medical Dictionary

pericranium

noun peri·cra·ni·um \ ˌper-ə-ˈkrā-nē-əm \

medical Definition of pericranium

plural pericrania play \-nē-ə\
: the external periosteum of the skull

pericranial

play \-nē-əl\ adjective

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