[ ep-i-krey-nee-uh m ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˈkreɪ ni əm /

noun, plural ep·i·cra·ni·a [ep-i-krey-nee-uh] /ˌɛp ɪˈkreɪ ni ə/.

Anatomy. the layer of scalp formed by muscle and flattened tendon.
Entomology. the top of the head in insects, usually including the frons, genae, and vertex.


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Origin of epicranium

First recorded in 1885–90; epi- + cranium
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Medical definitions for epicranium

[ ĕp′ĭ-krānē-əm ]

n. pl. ep•i•cra•ni•ums

The structures covering the cranium.
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