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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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Examples for calvarium
  • The cranial cavity is opened with a coronal incision of the scalp and removal of the calvarium.

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