craniosacral

[ krey-nee-oh-sey-kruh l, -sak-ruh l ]
/ ˌkreɪ ni oʊˈseɪ krəl, -ˈsæk rəl /

adjective Anatomy.


Nearby words

  1. craniopharyngioma,
  2. craniophore,
  3. cranioplasty,
  4. craniopuncture,
  5. craniorrhachischisis,
  6. craniosacral therapy,
  7. cranioschisis,
  8. craniosclerosis,
  9. cranioscopy,
  10. craniospinal

Origin of craniosacral

First recorded in 1920–25; cranio- + sacral2

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Medicine definitions for craniosacral

craniosacral

[ krā′nē-ō-sākrəl, -săkrəl ]

adj.

Associated with both the cranium and the sacrum.
Relating to the parasympathetic nervous system.

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