|bones of the limbs, including the bones of the pectoral and pelvic girdles, 126 bones|
|the bony framework of the head, enclosing the brain and supporting the face; the skeleton of the head.|
cranium cra·ni·um (krā'nē-əm)
n. pl. cra·ni·ums or cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)
The bones of the head considered as a group; skull.
The bony case enclosing the brain, excluding the bones of the face; braincase.
|cranium (krā'nē-əm) Pronunciation Key
Plural craniums or crania
The vertebrate skull, especially the part that encloses and protects the brain.
The part of the skull that encloses the brain.