of or relating to the cranium or skull.
Related formscra·ni·al·ly, adverbin·ter·cra·ni·al, adjectivepre·cra·ni·al, adjectivepre·cra·ni·al·ly, adverbsub·cra·ni·al, adjectivesub·cra·ni·al·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for cranial
Historical Examples of cranial
Their brain, as shown by the cranial cavity, was still smaller.
I even removed the cranial cap and examined the brain microscopically.
On the cranial and facial characters of the Neandertal Race.
The principal characters are cranial, and the same as those of the genus.
They were familiar, too, with Auntie's grievance about the cranial peculiarity of William.
British Dictionary definitions for cranial
Derived Formscranially, adverb
of or relating to the skull
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Word Origin and History for cranial
1800, from Modern Latin cranium, from Greek kranion "skull" (see cranium) + -al (1).
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Of or relating to the skull or cranium.
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Located in or involving the skull or cranium.
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