calvaria

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin calvāria (skull).

Noun[edit]

calvaria (plural calvariae or calvarias)

  1. (anatomy) The dome or roof of the skull
    • 2008 December 10, Charles K. F. Chan et al., “Endochondral ossification is required for haematopoietic stem-cell niche formation”, in Nature, volume 457, number 7228, DOI:10.1038/nature07547:
      CD105 Thy1- progenitor populations derived from regions of the fetal mandible or calvaria that do not undergo endochondral ossification formed only bone without marrow in our assay.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From calva.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

calvāria f (genitive calvāriae); first declension

  1. a skull
  2. (capitalized) Calvary

Inflection[edit]

First declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative calvāria calvāriae
genitive calvāriae calvāriārum
dative calvāriae calvāriīs
accusative calvāriam calvāriās
ablative calvāriā calvāriīs
vocative calvāria calvāriae

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