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Pronunciation: nu'ro-kra'ne-um

Definition: Those bones of the cranium enclosing the brain, as distinguished from the bones of the face.

Synonym(s): brain box, braincase, cranial vault, cranium cerebrale, cerebral cranium

[neuro- + G. kranion, skull]

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