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Meaning of CRANIUM

Pronunciation:  'kreyneeum

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.