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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having a skull or cranium.
  • n. An animal or a human having a skull or cranium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any member of the clade Craniata bearing bony skulls.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a skull or cranium, as do all vertebrates above the lampreys.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium

Etymologies

From cranium. (Wiktionary)

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