cranium cranium  /ˈkreɪ ni əm/


  • (n) the part of the skull that encloses the brain



  1. It was Mary's 1959 discovery of the Zinjanthropus cranium at Olduvai that captured worldwide attention and made the Leakeys a household name.
  2. They also noted huge protuberances over the eyebrows and at the back of the head, an elevation like a ridgepole from front to back of the cranium.
  3. The skull is far smaller than the head of a normal Homo sapiens, right and the hobbit's cranium has far less volume than that of a modern human.



  1. "You know, it's always -- it's, it's, it's hedged in probably did, maybe, maybe, it's in my mind, it's coming out of my grey matter, it's in my cranium," said Chomiak. "And we've changed those regulations with respect to -- with respect to...
    on Jun 30, 2009 By: Dave Chomiak Source: Winnipeg Sun

  2. "The brain claw is a scientific hold," Raschke said. "I put pressure on the nerves that goes down to the cranium and seeps into the medulla, rendering opponents helpless."
    on Apr 19, 2007 By: Baron Von Raschke Source: Shakopee Valley News

  3. "From the top of my cranium, he plays quite extensively in Spring Training," Macha said. "Perhaps we should give him less at-bats."
    on Feb 26, 2006 By: Ken Macha Source:

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