cranium

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From Medieval Latin crānium (skull), from Ancient Greek κρανίον (kranion, skull).

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cranium (plural craniums or crania)

  1. The skull of a vertebrate.
  2. That part of the skull enclosing the brain, the braincase.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Renaissance Latin, from Ancient Greek κρανίον (kranion, skull).

Noun[edit]

crānium n (genitive crāniī); second declension

  1. skull

Inflection[edit]

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative crānium crānia
genitive crāniī crāniōrum
dative crāniō crāniīs
accusative crānium crānia
ablative crāniō crāniīs
vocative crānium crānia

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