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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The upper and superficial part of the head, including the scalp, muscles, etc.
  • n. The dorsal wall of the head of insects.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The upper and superficial part of the head, including the scalp, muscles, etc.
  • n. The dorsal wall of the head of insects.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In entomology, the upper surface of an insect's head, between the compound eyes, and extending from the occiput to the border of the mouth.
  • n. In anatomy, that which is upon the cranium or skull; the scalp; the galea capitis: especially applied to the muscular and tendinous parts underlying the skin, as the occipitofrontalis.

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

  • n. the muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium

Etymologies

epi- +‎ cranium (Wiktionary)

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