from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The upper domelike portion of the skull without the lower jaw or the lower jaw and the facial parts.
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- n. The upper, domelike portion of the skull (without the lower jaw)
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That part of the cranium which is above the orbits, temples, and occipital protuberance; the skull-cap.
Latin calvāria, skull, from calva, from calvus, bald.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)