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calvaria

/ (kælˈvɛərɪə) /
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noun

the top part of the skull of vertebratesNontechnical name: skullcap

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Word Origin for calvaria

C14: from Late Latin: (human) skull, from Latin calvus bald
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How to use calvaria in a sentence

  • Outline drawings of the two skulls are compared with the corresponding contour of the Neanderthal calvaria by Klaatsch.

    Prehistoric Man|W. L. H. Duckworth

Medical definitions for calvaria

calvaria
[ kăl-vârē-ə ]

n. pl. cal•var•i•ae (-ē-ē′)

Roof of the skull; the upper domelike portion of the skull without the lower jaw or the lower jaw and facial parts.calvarium skullcap
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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