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