epicranium

epicranium

[ep-i-krey-nee-uhm]
noun, plural epicrania [ep-i-krey-nee-uh] .
1.
Anatomy. the layer of scalp formed by muscle and flattened tendon.
2.
Entomology. the top of the head in insects, usually including the frons, genae, and vertex.

Origin:
1885–90; epi- + cranium

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epicranium ep·i·cra·ni·um (ěp'ĭ-krā'nē-əm)
n. pl. ep·i·cra·ni·ums or ep·i·cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)
The structures covering the cranium.

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