Cranium

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Cranium Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • the part of the skull that encloses the brain

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  • the part of the skull that encloses the brain

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Cranium Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A skull, or cranium, is a set of bones that make up the head of a vertebrate and keep in place all body parts in the head. Its hard bones keeps the brain safe. Inside the skull are air pockets called sinuses, which act like cushions for the brain. When you have a headache in your forehead, it is usually because the sinuses are filled with fluid due to allergies.

In humans, the adult skull is normally made up of 28 bones. A skull is also used as a symbol of poison or death when used with crossbones, or of piracy.

A human skull, seen from one side

A hippopotamus' skull



Cranium Sample Sentences in News


  • For North Jersey cops, a day to be Santa’s helpers
    Make-your-own-slime kits. Cranium board games. Hot Wheels cars — you name it, if it was a toy, it was among the thousands that filled half of the fire house Wednesday. Read more on this news related to 'Cranium'
  • This Hedge Fund Manager Said Jim Cramer Has A 'Barren Cranium'
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  • New age of the Lantian Homo erectus cranium extending to about 1.63 million years ago
    According to paper published online November 20 in the Journal of Human Evolution, the age of the Lantian Homo erectus cranium from Gongwangling, Lantian County, Shaanxi Province, China, is likely half a million years older than previously thought. Earlier estimates dated this important fossil, which was found in 1964, to 1.15 million years ago. A research team of Read more on this news related to 'Cranium'

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