pericranium

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

Definition of pericranium

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pericrania

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  1. :  the external periosteum of the skull

pericranial

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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


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

pericranium

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

Medical Definition of pericranium

plural

pericrania

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  1. :  the external periosteum of the skull

pericranial

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