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epi- +‎ cranium


epicranium (plural epicrania)

  1. (anatomy) The upper and superficial part of the head, including the scalp, muscles, etc.
  2. (zoology) The dorsal wall of the head of insects.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for epicranium in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)