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[krey-nee-uh l] /ˈkreɪ ni əl/

of or relating to the or skull.
of or relating to the skull

1800, from Modern Latin cranium, from Greek kranion “skull” (see cranium) + -al (1).

cranial cra·ni·al (krā’nē-əl)
Of or relating to the skull or cranium.
Located in or involving the skull or cranium.


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