Definition of “cranium” - English Dictionary


“cranium” in English

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craniumnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkreɪ.ni.əm/ us /ˈkreɪ.ni.əm/ plural craniums or crania specialized

Examples from literature

  • The cerebral convolutions are plainly marked upon the inner surface of the cranium. 
  • The great nerve, known as the spinal cord, extends from the cranium through the entire length of this canal. 
  • Where mental or moral processes are involved, the active organs lie within the cranium. 

(Definition of “cranium” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)