[krey-nee-ot-uh-mee] /ˌkreɪ niˈɒt ə mi/
noun, plural craniotomies. Surgery.
the operation of opening the skull, usually for operations on the brain.
noun (pl) -mies
any surgical incision into the skull, esp to expose the brain for neurosurgery
the surgical crushing of a fetal skull to extract a dead fetus
1855, from cranio- + -tomy.
craniotomy cra·ni·ot·o·my (krā’nē-ŏt’ə-mē)
Incision into the skull.
Surgical incision into the skull.
craniotympanic cra·ni·o·tym·pan·ic (krā’nē-ō-tĭm-pān’ĭk) adj. Relating to the skull and the middle ear.
[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 […]
[krangk] /kræŋk/ noun 1. Machinery. any of several types of arms or levers for imparting rotary or oscillatory motion to a rotating shaft, one end of the crank being fixed to the shaft and the other end receiving reciprocating motion from a hand, connecting rod, etc. 2. Informal. an ill-tempered, grouchy person. 3. an unbalanced […]
[krangk-keys] /ˈkræŋkˌkeɪs/ noun 1. (in an internal-combustion engine) the housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, and allied parts. /ˈkræŋkˌkeɪs/ noun 1. the metal housing that encloses the crankshaft, connecting rods, etc, in an internal-combustion engine, reciprocating pump, etc