calvaria

calvarium

[kal-vair-ee-uhm]
noun, plural calvaria [kal-vair-ee-uh] .
the dome of the skull.

Origin:
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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calvaria (kælˈvɛərɪə)
 
n
Nontechnical name: skullcap the top part of the skull of vertebrates
 
[C14: from Late Latin: (human) skull, from Latin calvus bald]

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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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