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Definition of "craniate" []

  • Having a skull or cranium. (adjective)
  • An animal or a human having a skull or cranium. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "craniate" in a sentence
  • "In other words, each bit of evidence, from the most ancient craniate fossil to the molecular structure of neurons, fits the hypothesis of evolutionary descent."
  • "It can have at once, the concentration of a craniate animal and the diffused vitality of an amoeba."
  • "The exact significance of these roots is a matter for speculation, but it seems possible that they are epiphysial structures remotely comparable with the epiphysial (pineal) complex of the craniate vertebrates."