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cranial

[krey-nee-uh l] /ˈkreɪ ni əl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the cranium or skull.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; crani(um) + -al1
Related forms
cranially, adverb
intercranial, adjective
precranial, adjective
precranially, adverb
subcranial, adjective
subcranially, adverb
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Examples from the web for cranial
  • And outside of the forms with good cranial representation, the rest are usually not incorporated.
  • However, the post-cranial of the new fossil is not known.
  • 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.
  • cranial growth past maturity has been linked with use of human growth hormone.
  • Most interesting, the cranial capacity of these hominids is minuscule.
  • While it circulates, the fluid also travels around the cranial nerves, including the optic nerves.
  • The cranial nerves, which control the muscles of the face and head, were working properly.
  • The back of the cranial vault was down around the coals, and the flames licked up and browned the side and blackened the back.
British Dictionary definitions for cranial

cranial

/ˈkreɪnɪəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the skull
Derived Forms
cranially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for cranial
adj.

1800, from Modern Latin cranium, from Greek kranion "skull" (see cranium) + -al (1).

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cranial in Medicine

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

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cranial in Science
cranial
  (krā'nē-əl)   
Located in or involving the skull or cranium.
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