cranium

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cranium:

see skullskull,
the skeletal structure of the head, composed of the facial and cranial bones. The skull houses and protects the brain and most of the chief sense organs; i.e., the eyes, ears, nose, and tongue.
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cranium

[′krā·nē·əm]
(anatomy)
That portion of the skull enclosing the brain. Also known as braincase.

cranium

1. the skull of a vertebrate
2. the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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On the significance of the crania from the River Thames and its tributaries, Antiquity 69:162-9.
Now, however, ET 5301 and six other crania, along with various postcranial elements, are known from south of 35[degrees] N in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas (Hesse, 1942; Lundelius, 1967; McDonald, 1985; McDonald and Corkum, 1987; McDonald and Ray, 1989), and collectively constitute a distinct southern salient of the known range of Bootherium bombifrons (Fig.
None of the seven crania has been found in situ in host sediments and none has been radiocarbon dated, so direct evidence of the absolute geologic ages, environments of entombment, and faunal associates of the specimens is lacking.
This arrangement appears in all 13 crania of Hadar A.
In modern humans under conditions of heat stress, the flow of conditions of heat stress, the flow of relatively cool venous blood through the two emissary veins charted by Falk in fossil crania actually reverses direction, going back into the brain, according to several recent studies directed by physiologists Michel Cabanac of Laval (Quebec) University and Heiner Brinnel of Hopital-Maternite in L'Arbresle, France.
He examined the crania of 66 chimpanzees,99 gorillas and 108 orangutans obtained from the U.