Definition of Endocranium

1. Noun. Membrane lining the inside of the skull.

Generic synonyms: Membrane, Tissue Layer
Group relationships: Skull

Definition of Endocranium

1. Noun. (anatomy) The layer between the dura mater and the skull. ¹

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Medical Definition of Endocranium

1. The lining membrane of the cranium, or dura mater of the brain. Synonym: entocranium. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Endocranium

endocervical curettage
endocervical sinus tumour
endochondral bone
endocranium (current term)
endocrine cells of gut
endocrine disorders
endocrine disruptor
endocrine exophthalmos
endocrine gland
endocrine gland neoplasms
endocrine glands
endocrine hormones
endocrine manipulation
endocrine ophthalmopathy
endocrine surgical procedures

Literary usage of Endocranium

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1. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1890)
"A slight modification of the same instrument may be used for studies of the endocranium. The steel point which is used for tracing the outlines of the ..."

2. Lippincott's Medical dictionary: A Complete Vocabulary of the Terms Used in by Ryland W. Greene, Joseph Thomas (1906)
"Inflammation of the endocranium ; cerebral pachymeningitis ; cerebral ... endocranium (en-do-cre^ni-um, L. en-do- cri'ni-um). ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1881)
"... etc., as in tig 4, magnified 30 diameters. Below BL its labial rods are seen. FIG. 6.—endocranium, etc., of cockroach ..."

4. Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by Robert Wiedersheim (1907)
"The dura mater, however, possibly owing to the rapid growth of the brain, becomes pressed against the periosteum (so-called " endocranium," corresponding to ..."

5. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1886)
"... G : The endocranium and maxillary Suspensorium of the bee. (Amer. nat." Mav 1881, v. 15, p. ... Anatomy of tlie endocranium of the bee [i/'V ..."

6. The American Entomologist edited by Benjamin Dann Walsh, Charles V Riley, George Vasey (1880)
"In searching for the homologies of the fulcrum of the proboscis he finds it in the endocranium of the insects of other Orders, ..."

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