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cranial Syllabification: cra·ni·al
Pronunciation: /ˈkrānēəl/

Definition of cranial in English:


Of or relating to the skull or cranium.
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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