craniofacial

[ krey-nee-oh-fey-shuhl ]
/ ˌkreɪ ni oʊˈfeɪ ʃəl /

adjective

of, relating to, or affecting the cranium and face.

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Origin of craniofacial

First recorded in 1850–55; cranio- + facial
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Example sentences from the Web for craniofacial

  • The posterior part of the craniofacial axis, which has relations only with the cranium, is called the basicranial axis.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds

Medical definitions for craniofacial

craniofacial
[ krā′nē-ō-fāshəl ]

adj.

Of or involving both the cranium and the face.
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