He placed his gun underneath her chin and fired it “up into the cranium.”
At Padua, it has been observed that fowls have a cranium perforated by numerous holes, and hollowed out like a shell.
It is now well proportioned, the bones of the cranium, formerly flat, are arched.
In animals, the face greatly exceeds the cranium in extent; the reverse is, however, the case with man.
The cranium is of unusual size, and of a long elliptical form.
The term is sometimes applied to the whole contents of the cranium.
The other or second position of the cranium is, where the left side of the head presents.
SSE Ameca and paratypes of allex in external size of body, hind foot, length of ear, and size and conformation of the cranium.
Apparently there was no depression of the cranium, and certainly there was no fracture.
As boys have on the average a larger brain and cranium than those of girls, their birth is usually more difficult.
1540s, from Medieval Latin cranium, from Greek kranion "skull, upper part of the head," related to kara (poetic kras) "head," from PIE root *ker- "horn, head" (see horn (n.)). Strictly, the bones which enclose the brain.
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.
The part of the skull that encloses the brain.