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cranium

 [kra´ne-um] (pl. cra´nia) (L.)
the large round superior part of the skull, enclosing the brain and made up of the cranial bones.
cranium bi´fidum incomplete formation of the skull, with defective formation of the brain and often an encephalocele or meningocele. Called also cranioschisis.

cra·ni·um

, pl.

cra·ni·a

(krā'nē-ŭm, -ă), [TA]
The bones of the head collectively. The neurocranium is the part of cranium that forms the bony brain case containing the brain, excluding the bones of the face (viscerocranium).
Synonym(s): skull
[Mediev. L. fr. G. kranion]

cranium

/cra·ni·um/ (kra´ne-um) pl. cra´nia   [L.] the skeleton of the head, variously construed as including all of the bones of the head except the mandible, or as the eight bones forming the vault lodging the brain.cranial
cranium bi´fidum  a congenitally incomplete skull, often with an incomplete brain.

cranium

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

cranium

[krā′nē·əm]
Etymology: Gk, kranion, skull
the bony portion of skull that holds the brain. It is composed of eight bones: the frontal, occipital, sphenoid, ethmoid, and paired temporal and parietal bones. cranial, adj.

cra·ni·um

, pl. crania (krā'nē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The skeleton of the head; there are two parts: the neurocranium (brain box) and the viscerocranium (facial skeleton).
See: skull
[Mediev. L. fr. G. kranion]

cranium

The skeleton of the head without the jaw bone.

cranium

the skull of vertebrates.

cra·ni·um

, pl. crania (krā'nē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The bones of the head collectively.
Synonym(s): skull.
[Mediev. L. fr. G. kranion ]

cranium,

n the skull that covers and protects the brain.

cranium

pl. crania [L.] the skeleton of the head, variously construed as including all of the bones of the head, all except the mandible, or the eight bones forming the vault lodging the brain. See also head, skull, cranial.

inherited cranium bifidum
a defect in the closure of the bones of the cranial vault causes exposure of the brain. Meningocele or encephalocele may be present. Affected animals do not survive. Called also cranioschisis.
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