cranial base

(redirected from base of cranium)

cra·ni·al base

[TA]
the sloping floor of the cranial cavity. It comprises both the external base of cranium (external view) and the internal base of cranium (internal view).
Synonym(s): basis cranii [TA], basicranium ☆ , base of cranium

cra·ni·al base

(krānē-ăl bās) [TA]
Sloping floor of cranial cavity; comprises both external base of cranium and internal base of cranium.
Synonym(s): base of cranium, basicranium.

cranial base,

n.pl the bones forming the base of the skull. In cephalometric analysis, defined by the angle formed by a line drawn basion to point S (sella turcica) and from point S to point N (frontonasal suture).