cranial cavity n.
The space or hollow within the skull. Also called intracranial cavity.
The inferior maxillary nerve escapes from the cranial cavity through an opening called foramen o-va´le.
Hydatids of the brain and cranial cavity (Bibliography, No. 20 k).
The cranial cavity is small, the cerebral fossa in Phenacodus being exceptionally small.
The cerebrum, or brain proper, occupies the anterior portion of the cranial cavity.
The cranial cavity is large and rounded, and has thin smooth walls.
The meningococcus and the virus of poliomyelitis pass from the nose into the cranial cavity without local lesions in the former.
The cranial cavity is very small, the orbit confluent with the temporal fossa, and the zygomatic arch massive.
It was supposed that the cranial cavity could not be entered or repaired without producing fatal results.
The cranial cavity is of small size, and is never much elevated.
The parietals are fused into one large bone that forms the roof and sides of the middle part of the cranial cavity.