Definition of pericranium in English:

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pericranium

Pronunciation: /ˌpɛrɪˈkreɪnɪəm/

noun

Anatomy
The periosteum (vascular connective tissue) enveloping the skull.
Example sentences
  • These were successfully filled with muscle and pericranium.

Origin

Late Middle English: modern Latin, from Greek peri- 'around' + kranion 'skull'.

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