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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·a

(krā'nē-ă),
Plural of cranium.

crania

(krā′nē-ə)
n.
A plural of cranium

cra·ni·a

(krā'nē-ă)
Plural of cranium.
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Although some superficial similarities were found between fossil, LB1, and pathological modern human crania, additional features linked LB1exclusively with fossil Homo.
The intent of our publication was to refute any attempt to 'date' or provenance crania (not skulls, which include the cranium and mandible) on the basis of craniometrics.
One has two heads, another two crania and one face, another's torso dwindles into a fishtaillike flap of skin, another has one half-formed eye in mid forehead.
To date, only two records of crania of Bootherium bombifrons from Texas have been documented in the literature (Hesse, 1942; McDonald, 1985).
Wolpoff's group assessed the extent to which samples of early modern-human fossil crania from Central Europe and Australia--all between 20,000 and 30,000 years old--share anatomical features with older H.
These are among the largest fossil crania of human ancestors ever discovered," he says.