pericranium

[per-i-krey-nee-uhm]
noun, plural pericrania [per-i-krey-nee-uh] . Anatomy.
the outer periosteum of the cranium.

Origin:
1515–25; < Neo-Latin < Greek perikránion, noun use of neuter of perikránios surrounding the skull, equivalent to peri- peri- + kraní(on) cranium + -os adj. suffix

pericranial, adjective
subpericranial, adjective
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pericranium (ˌpɛrɪˈkreɪnɪəm)
 
n , pl -nia
the fibrous membrane covering the external surface of the skull
 
[C16: New Latin, from Greek perikranion]
 
peri'cranial
 
adj

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pericranium per·i·cra·ni·um (pěr'ĭ-krā'nē-əm)
n. pl per·i·cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)
The external periosteum that covers the outer surface of the skull.


per'i·cra'ni·al adj.
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They communicate with the meningeal veins and the sinuses of the dura mater, and with the veins of the pericranium.
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