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[en-doh-krey-nee-uh m] /ˌɛn doʊˈkreɪ ni əm/
noun, plural endocrania
[en-doh-krey-nee-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈkreɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA).
the inner lining membrane of the skull; the dura mater.
the inside surface of the skull.
Origin of endocranium
From New Latin, dating back to 1875-80; See origin at endo-, cranium
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endocranial, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for endocranium


noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə)
(anatomy) the thick fibrous membrane that lines the cranial cavity and forms the outermost layer of the dura mater
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endocranium in Medicine

endocranium en·do·cra·ni·um (ěn'dō-krā'nē-əm)
n. pl. en·do·cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)

  1. The outermost layer of the dura mater.

  2. The inner surface of the skull.

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