noun (plural craniums or crania /-nēə/)Anatomy
The skull, especially the part enclosing the brain.
More example sentences
- The eye is located within the orbital cavity of the skull between the cranium and the facial skeleton.
- As the infection spreads in the temporal bone, it may extend into the cranium and result in cranial nerve palsies.
- The bones of the cranium are divided into the skull base and the calvarial vault.
late Middle English: via medieval Latin from Greek kranion 'skull'.