What does cranial mean?

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ˈkreɪ ni əlcra·nial

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cranialadjective

    of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain

    "cranial pressure"


  1. cranialadjective

    of or relating to the cranium, or to the skull


  1. cranial

    Standard anatomical terms of location are used to unambiguously describe the anatomy of animals, including humans. The terms, typically derived from Latin or Greek roots, describe something in its standard anatomical position. This position provides a definition of what is at the front ("anterior"), behind ("posterior") and so on. As part of defining and describing terms, the body is described through the use of anatomical planes and anatomical axes. The meaning of terms that are used can change depending on whether an organism is bipedal or quadrupedal. Additionally, for some animals such as invertebrates, some terms may not have any meaning at all; for example, an animal that is radially symmetrical will have no anterior surface, but can still have a description that a part is close to the middle ("proximal") or further from the middle ("distal"). International organisations have determined vocabularies that are often used as standard vocabularies for subdisciplines of anatomy, for example, Terminologia Anatomica for humans, and Nomina Anatomica Veterinaria for animals. These allow parties that use anatomical terms, such as anatomists, veterinarians, and medical doctors to have a standard set of terms to communicate clearly the position of a structure.


  1. cranial

    Cranial refers to anything related to the skull or cranium, which is the part of the body that encloses the brain. It is often used in medical or anatomical contexts.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cranialadjective

    of or pertaining to the cranium

Editors Contribution

  1. cranial

    Relating to the cranium.

    The cranium nerves all functioned effectively.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 20, 2020  

Anagrams for cranial »

  1. carinal

  2. clarain

  3. carlina

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cranial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cranial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of cranial in a Sentence

  1. Francis M. Faber Jr.:

    Hans Fabermann insisted that 'mining', his only business, was not to be misinterpreted as being a cranial enterprize:

  2. Yohannes Haile-Selassie:

    MRD has a mix of primitive and derived facial and cranial features that I didn't expect to see on a single individual.

  3. Gabrielle Francis:

    Massage helps a lot of the structural problems with back pain and neck pain, and I use a lot of relaxation techniques like cranial sacral [ therapy ], acupuncture and aromatherapy to help with a lot of stress on tour.

  4. Daniel Fernandes:

    We were inspired to study these individuals based on their unusual burial context as well as the identification of two different types of artificial cranial deformation in two of the individuals.

  5. Brian Hedstrom:

    The cranial doctor glued it back together.

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