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a combining form representing cranium, in compound words:
craniotomy. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for cranio-


combining form
indicating the cranium or cranial: craniotomy
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Word Origin and History for cranio-

word-forming element meaning "of the brain," from Latinized comb. form of Greek kranion "skull" (see cranium).

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cranio- in Medicine

cranio- or crani-
Cranium: craniospinal.

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