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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.
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cranium

1. the skull of a vertebrate
2. the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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(10) The 5 crania with the largest areas of mastoid pneumatization and the 5 with the smallest underwent microCT imaging.
At the Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in Central Anatolia, the collection, curation, and re-deposition of crania and skulls, in addition to elements of the infracranial skeleton, is observed in a variety of archaeological contexts.
Crania were identified as unmodified if no evidence of purposeful modification was present.
The last bones to be placed in the grave were the crania. The cranium found in situ was facing west and was situated in the center of the feature with sufficient space on either side to easily accommodate the two crania later found on the surface.
[19] reported that sexual dimorphism ratio (male/female ratios) for the mean measurements was greater than unity, indicating that the male crania were larger in all linear dimensions than female crania.
Previously undertaken multivariate studies are consistent in pointing to a similarity between crania from India and from surrounding locations.
Crania Americana (1839), Morton's most important work, contains descriptions and illustrations of two families of the American race.
The Aitape frontal bone is compared to 13 late Pleistocene/early Holocene Australian crania as well as two modern samples comprised of 101 modern Australian and 126 modern New Guinea crania.
The fossilized crania of three hominids -- two adults and one child -- and skull pieces and teeth from seven other individuals found in Herto are believed to be about 60,000 years older than the fossils considered until now to have been the most aged modern human remains.
In the movie's last third, once Philippa and Filippo shave their heads and hide out in the Tuscan town of Montepul-ciano, Twyker stops telling a story in favou r of lingering on their fuzzy crania and white T-shirts, pristine in the sublime light.
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