endocranium

[ en-doh-krey-nee-uh m ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈkreɪ ni əm /

noun, plural en·do·cra·ni·a [en-doh-krey-nee-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈkreɪ ni ə/. Anatomy.

the inner lining membrane of the skull; the dura mater.
the inside surface of the skull.

QUIZZES

FOR POSTERITY’S SAKE, TAKE THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

Are words your bailiwick? Take the latest quiz on the words from July 6 to July 12 to find out.
Question 1 of 7
bailiwick

Origin of endocranium

From New Latin, dating back to 1875–80; see origin at endo-, cranium

OTHER WORDS FROM endocranium

en·do·cra·ni·al, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for endocranial

endocranium
/ (ˌɛndəʊˈkreɪnɪəm) /

noun plural -nia (-nɪə)

anatomy the thick fibrous membrane that lines the cranial cavity and forms the outermost layer of the dura mater
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for endocranial (1 of 2)

endocranial
[ ĕn′dō-krānē-əl ]

adj.

Within the cranium.
Of or relating to the endocranium.

Medical definitions for endocranial (2 of 2)

endocranium
[ ĕn′dō-krānē-əm ]

n. pl. en•do•cra•ni•a (-nē-ə)

The outermost layer of the dura mater.
The inner surface of the skull.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.