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cranium


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cranium  \Cra"ni*um\  (kr?"n?-?m),  n.;  pl  E.  {Craniums}  (-?mz), 
  L.  {Crania}  (-?).  [NL.,  fr  Gr  ????;  akin  to  ???  head.] 
  The  skull  of  an  animal;  especially,  that  part  of  the  skull, 
  either  cartilaginous  or  bony,  which  immediately  incloses  the 
  brain;  the  brain  case  or  brainpan.  See  {Skull}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cranium 
  n  :  the  part  of  the  skull  that  encloses  the  brain  [syn:  {braincase}, 
  {brainpan}] 




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