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Meaning of CRANIUM

Pronunciation:  'kreyneeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the part of the skull that encloses the brain
 

CRANIUM is a 7 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: braincase, brainpan
 
 See Also: asterion, bone, calvaria, coronal suture, ethmoid, ethmoid bone, fontanel, fontanelle, foramen magnum, forehead, frontal bone, frontal suture, interparietal suture, lamboid suture, occipital bone, occipitomastoid suture, os, os frontale, os temporale, parietal bone, parietomastoid suture, sagittal suture, skull, skullcap, soft spot, stephanion, sutura coronalis, sutura frontalis, sutura lamboidea, sutura sagittalis, temporal bone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cra"ni*um\ (kr?"n?-?m), n.; pl. E. {Craniums} (-?mz),
L. {Crania} (-?). [NL., fr. Gr. ????; akin to ??? head.]
The skull of an animal; especially, that part of the skull,
either cartilaginous or bony, which immediately incloses the
brain; the brain case or brainpan. See {Skull}.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Portion of the skull that houses the brain.
 

 

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