Pericranium meaning

pĕrĭ-krānē-əm
The external periosteum that covers the outer surface of the skull.
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The periosteum of the external surface of the skull.
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The external periosteum that covers the outer surface of the skull.
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(anatomy) The membrane (periosteum) which covers the outer surface of the skull.
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(humorous, now rare) The head, skull; one's mind.
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Origin of pericranium

  • New Latin pericrānium from Greek perikrānion from neuter of perikrānios around the skull peri- peri- krānion cranium cranium

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

  • From late Latin pericranium, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek περικράνιον (perikranion), noun use of the neuter form of περικράνιος (perikranios, “around the skull"), from περί (peri, “around") + κρανίον (kranion, “skull").

    From Wiktionary