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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.]


(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