of or pertaining to the cranium or skull.

1790–1800; crani(um) + -al1

cranially, adverb
intercranial, adjective
precranial, adjective
precranially, adverb
subcranial, adjective
subcranially, adverb Unabridged
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cranial (ˈkreɪnɪəl)
of or relating to the skull

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Word Origin & History

1800, from Mod.L. cranium, from Gk. kranion "skull" (see cranium) + -al (1).
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Medical Dictionary

cranial cra·ni·al (krā'nē-əl)
Of or relating to the skull or cranium.

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Science Dictionary
cranial   (krā'nē-əl)  Pronunciation Key 
Located in or involving the skull or cranium.
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Example sentences
And outside of the forms with good cranial representation, the rest are usually
  not incorporated.
He would have met slope-browed, linguistically primitive people with a cranial
  capacity about two thirds of our own.
It might even have sparked the evolution of the cranial contents.
Now you can jack in and play it no cranial implants required.
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