pericranium

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per·i·cra·ni·um

 (pĕr′ĭ-krā′nē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)
The external periosteum that covers the outer surface of the skull.

[New Latin pericrānium, from Greek perikrānion, from neuter of perikrānios, around the skull : peri-, peri- + krānion, cranium; see cranium.]

per′i·cra′ni·al adj.

pericranium

(ˌpɛrɪˈkreɪnɪəm)
n, pl -nia (-nɪə)
(Anatomy) the fibrous membrane covering the external surface of the skull
[C16: New Latin, from Greek perikranion]
ˌperiˈcranial adj
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