- of or relating to the cranium or skull.
Origin of cranial
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Examples from the Web for cranial
Their brain, as shown by the cranial cavity, was still smaller.The Sexual Question
I even removed the cranial cap and examined the brain microscopically.The Long Voyage
Carl Richard Jacobi
On the cranial and facial characters of the Neandertal Race.Evolution in Modern Thought
The principal characters are cranial, and the same as those of the genus.Extinct Birds
They were familiar, too, with Auntie's grievance about the cranial peculiarity of William.Selina
George Madden Martin
- of or relating to the skull
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Word Origin and History for cranial
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- Of or relating to the skull or cranium.
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- Located in or involving the skull or cranium.
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