- the outer periosteum of the cranium.
Origin of pericranium
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The elevator by which the pericranium was separated is called by Paul .Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
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The conjecturers, the combination, and the declaration of war, exist no where but in the Doctor's pericranium.
The latter sometimes extend to the pericranium, and in case of recovery leave permanent cicatrices.
The pericranium adhered loosely to the scull; the bones of the cranium were unusually thin.
Upon dividing the integuments of the head, the pericranium was found scarcely to adhere to the scull.
- the fibrous membrane covering the external surface of the skull
C16: New Latin, from Greek perikranion
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- The external periosteum that covers the outer surface of the skull.
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