craniate

[ krey-nee-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈkreɪ ni ɪt, -ˌeɪt /

adjective

having a cranium or skull.

noun

a craniate animal.

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Origin of craniate

First recorded in 1875–80; crani(um) + -ate1
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British Dictionary definitions for craniate

craniate
/ (ˈkreɪnɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /

adjective

having a skull or cranium

adjective, noun

another word for vertebrate
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