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n. pl. en·do·cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)
1. The outermost layer of the dura mater.
2. The inner surface of the skull.

en′do·cra′ni·al adj.


n, pl -nia (-nɪə)
(Anatomy) anatomy the thick fibrous membrane that lines the cranial cavity and forms the outermost layer of the dura mater
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.endocranium - membrane lining the inside of the skull
tissue layer, membrane - a pliable sheet of tissue that covers or lines or connects the organs or cells of animals or plants
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
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An ectopic and primarily extracranial meningioma without connection with either the foramen of a cranial nerve or the endocranium.
The computer imaging technique also reconstructed a missing portion of the cranium based on a statistical analysis of the endocranium, or inner surface of the braincase.
CT analysis of the endocranium reveals a venous drainage system similar to that observed on four of the five additional A.