Calvarium definition

kăl-vârē-əm
The upper domelike portion of the skull without the lower jaw or the lower jaw and the facial parts.
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The upper, domed part of the skull.
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The upper domelike portion of the skull without the lower jaw or the lower jaw and the facial parts.
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(anatomy) The upper, domelike portion of the skull (without the lower jaw)
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
calvarium
Plural:
calvariums

Origin of calvarium

  • Latin calvāria skull from calva from calvus bald

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin calvāria (“skull”), from calva, from calvus (“bald”).

    From Wiktionary