Crania



[krey-nee-uh m] /ˈkreɪ ni əm/

noun, plural craniums, crania
[krey-nee-uh] /ˈkreɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the skull of a vertebrate.
2.
the part of the skull that encloses the brain.
/ˈkreɪnɪəm/
noun (pl) -niums, -nia (-nɪə)
1.
the skull of a vertebrate
2.
the part of the skull that encloses the brain Nontechnical name brainpan
n.

1540s, from Medieval Latin cranium, from Greek kranion “skull, upper part of the head,” related to kara (poetic kras) “head,” from PIE root *ker- “horn, head” (see horn (n.)). Strictly, the bones which enclose the brain.

cranium cra·ni·um (krā’nē-əm)
n. pl. cra·ni·ums or cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)

cranium
(krā’nē-əm)
Plural craniums or crania
The vertebrate skull, especially the part that encloses and protects the brain.
cranium [(kray-nee-uhm)]

The part of the skull that encloses the brain.

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