cranial vertebra n.
A segment of the skull regarded as homologous with a spinal column segment.
[krey-nee-it, -eyt] /ˈkreɪ ni ɪt, -ˌeɪt/ adjective 1. having a or skull. noun 2. a craniate animal. /ˈkreɪnɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/ adjective 1. having a skull or cranium adjective, noun 2. another word for vertebrate
craniectomy cra·ni·ec·to·my (krā’nē-ěk’tə-mē) n. Surgical removal of a portion of the cranium.
[kreyn] /kreɪn/ noun 1. any large wading bird of the family Gruidae, characterized by long legs, bill, and neck and an elevated hind toe. 2. (not used scientifically) any of various similar birds of other families, as the great blue heron. 3. Machinery. a device for lifting and moving heavy weights in suspension. 4. any […]
1. a combining form representing cranium, in compound words: craniotomy. combining form 1. indicating the cranium or cranial: craniotomy word-forming element meaning “of the brain,” from Latinized comb. form of Greek kranion “skull” (see cranium). cranio- or crani- pref. Cranium: craniospinal.