American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The upper domelike portion of the skull without the lower jaw or the lower jaw and the facial parts.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of the cranium which is above the orbits, temples, and occipital protuberance; the skull-cap. See cut under
- n. anatomy The upper, domelike portion of the skull (without the lower jaw)
- Latin calvāria, skull, from calva, from calvus, bald. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The osseous envelope of the brain, called calvarium, Z B, holds serial order with the cervical spinous processes, E I, and these with the dorsal spinous processes.”
“In the human "calvarium" in question, the mid-line traced backward from the super-orbital ridge runs along a smooth track.”
“What is posed as the "Neanderthal skull" is the roof of the brain-case, or "calvarium" of the anatomist, including the pent-house overhanging the eye-holes or”
“His brain had swollen and it was possible he would need surgery to drill holes in his skull that would keep the brain from crushing itself against the calvarium.”
““Do you know of any physician who would have diagnosed OI based on the eighteen-week ultrasound of a demineralized calvarium, a shortened femur, and no obvious skeletal fractures?””
“Based on the short femur length and demineralized calvarium?”
“Had I known back then, long before I knew you and your illness, that a demineralized calvarium was a hallmark of OI?”
“There ` s no mention that the calvarium (ph), the cup that the brain is, is intact, but there ` s blunt force trauma on the top of the head and there ` s abrasions on the body.”
“The show, amazingly enough, was a history programme of the progression from the original pre-Darwinian discovery in Neander Valley of the original Neanderthal calvarium towards the modern australopithecine theories about branching trees.”
“Examine brain by making incision from ear to ear across vertex, reflect scalp forwards and backwards, and saw off calvarium.”
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