Definitions for skullskʌl
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the bony or cartilaginous framework of the vertebrate head, enclosing the brain and sense organs and including the jaws.
the head as the center of comprehension; mind.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of skull:
1175–1225; ME scolle < ON skalli
the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the bones of the head
a cow's skull lying in the field
The main bone of the head; the cranium.
A symbol for death; death's-head
To hit in the head with a fist, a weapon, or a thrown object.
a school, company, or shoal
the skeleton of the head of a vertebrate animal, including the brain case, or cranium, and the bones and cartilages of the face and mouth. See Illusts. of Carnivora, of Facial angles under Facial, and of Skeleton, in Appendix
the head or brain; the seat of intelligence; mind
a covering for the head; a skullcap
a sort of oar. See Scull
This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy. The skull is a bony structure in the head of many animals that supports the structures of the face and forms a cavity for the brain. The skull is composed of two parts: the cranium and the mandible. A skull without a mandible is only a cranium. Animals that have skulls are called craniates. The skull is a part of the skeleton. Functions of the skull include protection of the brain, fixing the distance between the eyes to allow stereoscopic vision, and fixing the position of the ears to help the brain use auditory cues to judge direction and distance of sounds. In some animals, the skull also has a defensive function; the frontal bone is where horns are mounted. The English word "skull" is probably derived from Old Norse "skalli" meaning bald, while the Latin word cranium comes from the Greek root κρανίον. The skull is made of flat bones.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The SKELETON of the HEAD including the FACIAL BONES and the bones enclosing the BRAIN.
Translations for skull
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the bony case that encloses the brain
He's fractured his skull.
- crânioPortuguese (BR)
- der SchädelGerman
- खोपड़ी, कपालHindi
- ككرۍ، كوپړۍ، كوټې، سر، دسر كاسه: كركجن، منفورPashto
- 頭骨Chinese (Trad.)
- sọ, đầu lâuVietnamese
- 颅骨Chinese (Simp.)
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