Definition of cranial in English:


Syllabification: cra·ni·al
Pronunciation: /ˈkrānēəl


  • Of or relating to the skull or cranium.
    More example sentences
    • They are attached to the cranial or spinal meninges and usually present as a single mass.
    • The peripheral nervous system includes cranial and peripheral nerves and associated ganglia.
    • The lesion appeared to extrude into the cranial cavity with the dura mater in its integrity.


early 19th century: from cranium + -al.

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