[ en-doh-krey-nee-uhm ]
/ ˌɛn doʊˈkreɪ ni əm /
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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for 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
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Medical definitions for endocranium
[ ĕn′dō-krā′nē-əm ]
n. pl. en•do•cra•ni•a (-nē-ə)
The outermost layer of the dura mater.
The inner surface of the skull.
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