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Definition of "cranium" [cra•ni•um]

  • The skull of a vertebrate. (noun)
  • The portion of the skull enclosing the brain; the braincase. (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 "cranium" in a sentence
  • "Would SOMEBODY extract this guy's cranium from the deep, dark, haunts of his rectum?"
  • "The Hofmeyr cranium is consistent with the hypothesis that UP Eurasians descended from a population that emigrated from sub-Saharan Africa in the Late Pleistocene."
  • "As her opponents have learned, infiltrating Sharapova's Fort Knox cranium is nearly impossible."