Definition of Calvarium

1. Noun. (anatomy) The upper, domelike portion of the skull (without the lower jaw) ¹



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Definition of Calvarium

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Calvarium

1. One of the bones that makes up the vault of the skull (in humans these are the frontal, 2 parietals, occipital and 2 temporals). Calvaria are often used in organ culture to investigate bone catabolism or synthesis. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Calvarium

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calumniousness
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calutron
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calva
calvadoses
calvaria
calvarial
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calvarian
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calvarium (current term)
calvariums
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calvering
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calves' feet
calves' liver
calvin cycle
calving

Literary usage of Calvarium

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1. A System of Legal Medicine by Allan McLane Hamilton, Edwin Lawrence Godkin (1894)
"The two flaps are theti reflected anteriorly and posteriorly sufficiently to give room to saw through the calvarium. Any ecchymoses not before visible are ..."

2. Lectures on obstetric operations: Including the Treatment of Hæmorrhage by Robert Barnes (1876)
"Having removed the calvarium, he grapples the orbit with a small blunt hook, the hook of which is hard, and the stem soft, so as to admit of easier ..."

3. Pathological Technique: A Practical Manual for Workers in Pathological by Frank Burr Mallory, James Homer Wright (1908)
"To remove the calvarium insert the chisel end of the hammer in the incision ... By means of the powerful purchase obtained the calvarium is easily started. ..."

4. Treatise on fractures by John Bingham Roberts, James Alphonsus Kelly (1916)
"calvarium; transverse fracture of the vault 122 122. Skull. ... Skull without calvarium: fracture of the right temporal and parietal bones... 122 124. ..."

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