[krey-nee-oh-fey-shuh l]


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

Origin of craniofacial

First recorded in 1850–55; cranio- + facial Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for craniofacial

Historical Examples of 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

craniofacial in Medicine




Of or involving both the cranium and the face.
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