cranium definition

  • noun:
    • The skull of a vertebrate.
    • The percentage of the head enclosing mental performance; the braincase.
    • The head of a vertebrate.
    • That the main skull enclosing the brain, the braincase.
    • The skull of an animal; particularly, that part of the head, either cartilaginous or bony, which straight away incloses the mind; mental performance case or brainpan. See skull.
    • The skull of a person being, or, as now-used, of every pet; the bones of the mind, collectively.
    • even more precisely, the brain-box; the bony instance of encephalon, as distinguished from those bones for the skull which support the face and jaws. See cranial.
    • In entomology, the integument of an insect's mind excluding the antennæ, eyes, and oral apparatus, and including the epicranium, gula, and occiput.
    • the part of the skull that encloses mental performance

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