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calvarium

[kal-vair-ee-uh m] /kælˈvɛər i əm/
noun, plural calvaria
[kal-vair-ee-uh] /kælˈvɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
the dome of the skull.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; < Neo-Latin, neuter variant of Latin calvāria skull, equivalent to calv(us) bald + -āria -ary; compare late Middle English calvaria (< L), calvair (< MF)
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British Dictionary definitions for calvaria

calvaria

/kælˈvɛərɪə/
noun
1.
the top part of the skull of vertebrates Nontechnical name skullcap
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin: (human) skull, from Latin calvus bald
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calvaria in Medicine

calvaria cal·var·i·a (kāl-vâr'ē-ə)
n. pl. cal·var·i·ae (-ē-ē')
Roof of the skull; the upper domelike portion of the skull without the lower jaw or the lower jaw and facial parts. Also called calvarium, skullcap.

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