calvaria


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to calvaria: neurocranium, Diaphragma sellae, cranial base, Internal occipital protuberance, viscerocranium

cal·var·i·um

 (kăl-vâr′ē-əm)
n. pl. cal·var·i·ums or cal·var·i·a (-ē-ə)
The upper domelike portion of the skull without the lower jaw or the lower jaw and the facial parts.

[Latin calvāria, skull, from calva, from calvus, bald.]

calvaria

(kælˈvɛərɪə)
n
(Zoology) the top part of the skull of vertebrates. Nontechnical name: skullcap
[C14: from Late Latin: (human) skull, from Latin calvus bald]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calvaria - the dome of the skull
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
braincase, brainpan, cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
References in periodicals archive ?
Intentional cutmarks on an Early Mesolithic human calvaria from Margaux Cave (Dinant, Belgium).
Biological study of growth pattern of newborn rat calvaria osteoblastic cell in vitro.
in 2011, three demineralized bone-matrix allograft materials including ITB, p TCP, Bio - OSS on inflammation and bone formation in defects made in mice calvaria are compared, and the highest bone formation occurred in ITB-DBM group [20].
4 ppm) significantly decreased the differentiation of rat calvaria preosteoblasts; furthermore, they also found that short-term, high-dose arsenic (10 mg/kg/day for 4 weeks) administered by intraperitoneal injection, an unusual route of arsenic exposure, decreased both femur BMD and trabecular bone volume in rats.
Lot 3 6 200 pcs Advanced Microphone Speaker, approximately 3,400 headsets with microphones calvaria or throat microphones.
Ghanavati, Bone Augmentation Potencial in rabbit calvaria and Ex Vivo cytotoxicity of four bone substituting materials; J Periodontol implant Dent; 3(1);1-7;2011.
In birds, the interconnection of the nasal cavity, infraorbital sinuses, and porous calvaria allows inflammatory processes of the sinuses or nasal passages to spread to most of the anatomic structures of the head.
The serum protein alpha2-HS glycoprotein/fetuin inhibits apatite formation in vitro and in mineralizing calvaria cells.
Bone autografting of the calvaria and craniofacial skeleton: historical background, surgical results in a series of 15 patients, and review of the literature.
1) Their most common sites are the calvaria and the vertebral column.
A subsequent study (36) found that when synthetic OCP was implanted into the critical-sized defects in rat calvaria, bone formation was initiated from the margin of the defect and on the implanted OCP away from the margin of the defect.