pericranium

noun
peri·​cra·​ni·​um | \ ˌper-ə-ˈkrā-nē-əm How to pronounce pericranium (audio) \
plural pericrania\ ˌper-​ə-​ˈkrā-​nē-​ə How to pronounce pericrania (audio) \

Definition of pericranium

: the external periosteum of the skull

Other Words from pericranium

pericranial \ ˌper-​ə-​ˈkrā-​nē-​əl How to pronounce pericranial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pericranium

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pericranium

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

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“Pericranium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pericranium. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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pericranium

noun
peri·​cra·​ni·​um | \ ˌper-ə-ˈkrā-nē-əm How to pronounce pericranium (audio) \
plural pericrania\ -​nē-​ə How to pronounce pericrania (audio) \

Medical Definition of pericranium

: the external periosteum of the skull

Other Words from pericranium

pericranial \ -​nē-​əl How to pronounce pericranial (audio) \ adjective

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