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


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

  • 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

Medicine definitions for craniofacial

[ krā′nē-ō-fāshəl ]


Of or involving both the cranium and the face.
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