epicranium


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epicranium

(ˌɛpɪˈkreɪnɪəm)
n, pl -niums or -nia (-nɪə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy all that covers the cranium
2. (Zoology) entomol the upper surface of the head of insects
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Noun1.epicranium - the muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium
body covering - any covering for the body or a body part
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The right-sided bias of CC location inside the head capsule can also be observed through the occipital opening without the preliminary removal of the epicranium.
Also known as the subcutaneous fibro-adipose layer, the superficial layer lies between the outer layers of skin and the underlying galea aponeurotica or epicranium.