- the dome of the skull.
Origin of calvarium
1880–85; < New Latin, neuter variant of Latin calvāria skull, equivalent to calv(us) bald + -āria -ary; compare late Middle English calvaria (< L), calvair (< MF)
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Examples from the Web for calvarium
Examine brain by making incision from ear to ear across vertex, reflect scalp forwards and backwards, and saw off calvarium.Aids to Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
W. G. Aitchison Robertson
The creature is only known by a calvarium, two separate teeth, and a femur.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
In the human "calvarium" in question, the mid-line traced backward from the super-orbital ridge runs along a smooth track.
The hypospathister was an elevator for separating the pericranium from the calvarium.Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times
John Stewart Milne