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Medical Term:

cranium

Pronunciation: kra'ne-um, -a

Definition

The bones of the head collectively. The neurocranium is the part of cranium that forms the bony brain case containing the brain, excluding the bones of the face (viscerocranium).

Synonym(s): skull

[Mediev. L. fr. G. kranion]

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