noun, plural cra·ni·ums, cra·ni·a [krey-nee-uh] /ˈkreɪ ni ə/.
Origin of cranium
Examples from the Web for cranium
He placed his gun underneath her chin and fired it “up into the cranium.”Thanksgiving Day Horror: Minnesota Teens Killed in Alleged Break-In|Matthew DeLuca|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The face, like the cranium, may present in two ways, either with its right or left side forwards.A System of Midwifery|Edward Rigby
The Cranium is an oblong box, with a flattened floor and a more irregular roof.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
A few feet away, Burkett, the constable, was having a convulsion in his vain endeavour to extricate his cranium from a milk-can.Mr. Hawkins' Humorous Adventures|Edgar Franklin
Mr. Cranium, after a profound reverie, said, "Do you think Mr. Escot would give me that skull?"
His weakened nerves reacted sharply, and he uttered a half-suppressed cry, raising his hand to the lump on his cranium.Louisiana Lou|William West Winter
British Dictionary definitions for cranium
noun plural -niums or -nia (-nɪə)
Word Origin for cranium
Medicine definitions for cranium
n. pl. cra•ni•ums
Science definitions for cranium
Plural craniums crania
Culture definitions for cranium
The part of the skull that encloses the brain.