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cra·ni·um

 (krā′nē-əm)
n. pl. cra·ni·ums or cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)
1. The skull.
2. The portion of the skull enclosing the brain; the braincase.

[Middle English craneum, from Medieval Latin crānium, from Greek krānion; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cranium

(ˈkreɪnɪəm)
n, pl -niums or -nia (-nɪə)
1. (Anatomy) the skull of a vertebrate
2. (Anatomy) the part of the skull that encloses the brain. Nontechnical name: brainpan
[C16: from Medieval Latin crānium skull, from Greek kranion]

cra•ni•um

(ˈkreɪ ni əm)

n., pl. -ni•ums, -ni•a (-ni ə)
1. the skull of a vertebrate.
2. Also called braincase. the part of the skull that encloses the brain.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin crānium < Greek krāníon skull]

cra·ni·um

(krā′nē-əm)
The skull of a vertebrate animal. It encloses and protects the brain.

cranium

The part of the skull that contains the brain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cranium - the part of the skull that encloses the braincranium - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
asterion - the craniometric point at the junction of the lamboid suture and the occipitomastoid suture and the parietomastoid suture
stephanion - the craniometric point on the coronal suture above the acoustic meatus
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
ethmoid, ethmoid bone - one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity
os temporale, temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
calvaria, skullcap - the dome of the skull
frontal bone, os frontale, forehead - the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
parietal bone - either of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides of the cranium
occipital bone - a saucer-shaped membrane bone that forms the back of the skull
coronal suture, sutura coronalis - the suture between the parietal and frontal bones of the skull
frontal suture, sutura frontalis - the suture between two halves of the frontal bone (usually obliterated by the age of 6)
lamboid suture, sutura lamboidea - the suture between the occipital and parietal bones
occipitomastoid suture - the suture between the occipital and the temporal bones; a continuation of the lamboid suture
parietomastoid suture - the suture between the parietal and the temporal bones
interparietal suture, sagittal suture, sutura sagittalis - the suture uniting the two parietal bones
fontanel, fontanelle, soft spot - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
foramen magnum - the large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes
Translations

cranium

[ˈkreɪnɪəm] N (craniums or crania (pl)) [ˈkreɪnɪə]cráneo m

cranium

[ˈkreɪniəm] [crania] [ˈkreɪniə] (pl) ncrâne m, boîte f crânienne

cranium

n pl <crania> (Anat) → Schädel m, → Cranium nt (spec)

cranium

[ˈkreɪnɪm] n (cranium (pl)) (Anat) → cranio

cra·ni·um

n. cráneo, parte ósea de la cabeza que cubre el cerebro.

cranium

n (pl -nia) cráneo
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99-106) reported on the finding that a seven-week-old aborted embryo presented infoldings of the hemispheric neuroepithelium, cranioschisis, exencephaly and excessive vascularity with endothelial proliferation --in short, severe malformation of the brain.