Definition of cranial in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkrānēəl/


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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Syllabification: cra·ni·al

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