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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Crutches, wooden legs, artificial arms, steel hooks, caoutchouc jaws, silver craniums, platinum noses, were all to be found in the collection; and it was calculated by the great statistician Pitcairn that throughout the Gun Club there was not quite one arm between four persons and two legs between six.
It encountered his cranium with a tremendous crash, --he was tumbled headlong into the dust, and Gunpowder, the black steed, and the goblin rider, passed by like a whirlwind.
And indeed the latter proved to be the truth, for this strange growth upon the craniums of the plant men of Barsoom represents the thousand ears of these hideous creatures, the last remnant of the strange race which sprang from the original Tree of Life.
And then into the clearing strode Numa, the lion-- majestic and mighty, and from a deep chest issued the moan and the cough and the rumbling roar that set stiff hairs to bristling from shaggy craniums down the length of mighty spines.
ENPNewswire-August 30, 2019--University of Barcelona: Researchers discover a 3.8-million-year-old almost complete hominid cranium, from a Lucy ancestor
The skull fossilized within the sandstone, to the delight of the scientists who discovered the cranium in 2016.
Known as MRD and scientifically belonging to Australopithecus anamensis, the (https://www.foxnews.com/science/lucy-ancestor-skull-ethiopia-discovered) fossilized cranium was found in the Woranso-Mille paleontological site, located in the Afar region of Ethiopia.A The site is also approximately 34 miles north of Hadar, a village in Ethiopia, where Lucy was discovered in 1974.
Researchers have discovered what they say is a remarkably complete cranium of an early human ancestor.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers have discovered a remarkably complete 3.8-million-year-old cranium of Australopithecus anamensis at Woranso-Mille in Ethiopia.
He said: "The doctors said it's a good job I have such a solid cranium."
"You know, the doctors will tell you that the cranium (upper portion of skull), as you get older, thins out.
"You know, I mean, the doctors will tell you that the cranium as you get older, thins out.