HyperDic: cranium

English > 1 sense of the word cranium:
NOUNbodycranium, braincase, brainpanthe part of the skull that encloses the brain
cranium > pronunciation
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English > cranium: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe part of the skull that encloses the brain.
Synonymsbraincase, brainpan
Part ofskullThe bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
PartsasterionThe craniometric point at the junction of the lamboid suture and the occipitomastoid suture and the parietomastoid suture
calvaria, skullcapThe dome of the skull
coronal suture, sutura coronalisThe suture between the parietal and frontal bones of the skull
ethmoid, ethmoid boneOne of the eight bones of the cranium
fontanelle, fontanel, soft spotAny membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
foramen magnumThe large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes
frontal bone, os frontale, foreheadThe large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium
frontal suture, sutura frontalisThe suture between two halves of the frontal bone (usually obliterated by the age of 6)
lamboid suture, sutura lamboideaThe suture between the occipital and parietal bones
occipital boneA saucer-shaped membrane bone that forms the back of the skull
occipitomastoid sutureThe suture between the occipital and the temporal bones
parietal boneEither of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides / sides of the cranium
parietomastoid sutureThe suture between the parietal and the temporal bones
sagittal suture, interparietal suture, sutura sagittalisThe suture uniting the two parietal bones
stephanionThe craniometric point on the coronal suture above the acoustic meatus
temporal bone, os temporaleA thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
Broaderbone, osrigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
Spanishcaja craneana, cráneo
Adjectivescranialof or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain

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