Definition of Pericranium

1. n. The periosteum which covers the cranium externally; the region around the cranium.



Definition of Pericranium

1. Noun. (anatomy) The membrane (or periosteum) which covers the outer surface of the skull. ¹

2. Noun. (context: humorous now rare) The head, skull; one's mind. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pericranium

1. [n -NIA]

Medical Definition of Pericranium

1. The periosteum which covers the cranium externally; the region around the cranium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pericranium

pericontusional
pericopae
pericopal
pericope
pericopes
pericopic
pericorneal
pericoronal
pericoronal abscess
pericoronal flap
pericoronitis
pericorpuscular synapse
pericrania
pericranial
pericranitis
pericranium (current term)
pericraniums
periculous
pericyazine
pericycle
pericycles
pericyclic
pericyclic reaction
pericyclic reactions
pericystic
pericystitis
pericystium
pericytal
pericyte
pericytes

Literary usage of Pericranium

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1. The Medico-chirurgical Review by James Johnson, Henry James Johnson (1828)
"They were treated hy dividing the integuments and pericranium freely down to ... In one fatal case, Sir Everard Home found the pericranium thickened into a ..."

2. A Treatise on Gunshot Wounds by Thomas Longmore (1862)
"Wounds of the scalp and pericranium—These wounds are usually inflicted by projectiles ... It must not be forgotten that when the pericranium is removed by a ..."

3. On Fracture of the Skull Or Cranium by Jacopo Berengario ca Carpi, Levi Robert Lind (1990)
"Therefore when general precautions are taken one must discover whether this lesion has affected the pericranium at least when it is laid bare because ..."

4. Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck by John Blair Deaver (1904)
"The pericranium (external periosteum) is but loosely attached to the bone, ... In lacerated wounds of the scalp the pericranium is frequently stripped from ..."

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