Definition of Cranial

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain. "Cranial pressure"

Partainyms: Cranium
Derivative terms: Cranium



Definition of Cranial

1. a. Of or pertaining to the cranium.

Definition of Cranial

1. Adjective. of or relating to the cranium, or to the skull ¹

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Definition of Cranial

1. pertaining to the skull [adj]

Medical Definition of Cranial

1. Pertaining to the cranium or to the anterior (in animals) or superior (in humans) end of the body. Origin: L. Cranialis This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cranial

crane's bill
crane flies
crane fly
craned
craneflies
cranefly
cranelike
cranequin
cranes
cranesbill
cranesbills
crang
crangs
crania
craniad
cranial (current term)
cranial arteritis
cranial base
cranial bones
cranial capacity
cranial cavity
cranial dystonia
cranial epidural space
cranial flexure
cranial fontanels
cranial index
cranial irradiation
cranial mononeuropathy III
cranial mononeuropathy vi
cranial mononeuropathy vii

Literary usage of Cranial

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1. Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent by Walter Bradford Cannon (1920)
"Like the cranial division, the sacral is engaged in internal service to the body, in the performance of acts leading immediately to greater comfort. ..."

2. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"IN discussing the cranial nerves separately, frequent reference has been made ... In meningitis and other basilar processes a number of cranial nerves are ..."

3. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, John Cleland, Allen Thomson (1867)
"The cranial ganglia of the sympathetic are the ophthalmic, spheno-pala- tine, submaxillary, and otic, which, being intimately united with the fifth cranial ..."

4. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"Schädel-dach, n. vault of cranium Schädel-decke, /. skull-cap Schädel-durchmesser, m. diameter of skull Schädel-eindruck, m. cranial indentation or ..."

5. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1892)
"On several of the cranial nerves of man we have measured the areas of cross-sections, taken at definite points, and sought by this means to get a numerical ..."

6. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The cranial nerves arise from some part of the cérébro-spinal centre, ... All the cranial nerves are connected to some part of the surface of the brain. ..."

7. Bodily Changes in Pain, Hunger, Fear and Rage: An Account of Recent by Walter Bradford Cannon (1920)
"Like the cranial division, the sacral is engaged in internal service to the body, in the performance of acts leading immediately to greater comfort. ..."

8. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"IN discussing the cranial nerves separately, frequent reference has been made ... In meningitis and other basilar processes a number of cranial nerves are ..."

9. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, William Sharpey, John Cleland, Allen Thomson (1867)
"The cranial ganglia of the sympathetic are the ophthalmic, spheno-pala- tine, submaxillary, and otic, which, being intimately united with the fifth cranial ..."

10. A German-English dictionary of terms used in medicine and the allied sciences by Hugo Lang, Bertram Abrahams (1905)
"Schädel-dach, n. vault of cranium Schädel-decke, /. skull-cap Schädel-durchmesser, m. diameter of skull Schädel-eindruck, m. cranial indentation or ..."

11. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1892)
"On several of the cranial nerves of man we have measured the areas of cross-sections, taken at definite points, and sought by this means to get a numerical ..."

12. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray, Thomas Pickering Pick (1897)
"The cranial nerves arise from some part of the cérébro-spinal centre, ... All the cranial nerves are connected to some part of the surface of the brain. ..."

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