cranial

[ krey-nee-uh l ]
/ ˈkreɪ ni əl /
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adjective

of or relating to the cranium or skull.

Nearby words

  1. crane, stephen,
  2. cranesbill,
  3. cranford,
  4. crani-,
  5. craniad,
  6. cranial arteritis,
  7. cranial bone,
  8. cranial cavity,
  9. cranial flexure,
  10. cranial fossa

Origin of cranial

First recorded in 1790–1800; crani(um) + -al1

Related forms
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British Dictionary definitions for cranial

cranial

/ (ˈkreɪnɪəl) /

adjective

of or relating to the skull
Derived Formscranially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for cranial

cranial

adj.

1800, from Modern Latin cranium, from Greek kranion "skull" (see cranium) + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for cranial

cranial

[ krānē-əl ]

adj.

Of or relating to the skull or cranium.

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Science definitions for cranial

cranial

[ krānē-əl ]

Located in or involving the skull or cranium.
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