Cranium - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkreɪniəm|  American pronunciation of the word cranium
Brit.  |ˈkreɪnɪəm|  British pronunciation of the word cranium


- the part of the skull that encloses the brain (syn: braincase, brainpan)


...the cranium of a Neanderthal is striking for its brow ridges...

The alar bones are in reality distinct elements of the cranium.

The union of the bones of the cranium affords an example of an immovable articulation.

Word forms

singular: cranium
plural: craniums or crania
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