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  • n. The dome or roof of the skull


From Latin calvāria ("skull"). (Wiktionary)


  • Morphologically, however, the calvaria skullcap closely resembles that of anthropoid apes, especially the gibbon . . .


  • From the article "Abortion Providers Share Inner Conflicts" which appeared in the July 12 1993 issue of AAA News, a publication of the American Medical Association: "I have angry feelings at myself for feeling good about grasping the calvaria head, for feeling good about doing a technically good procedure that destroys a fetus, kills a baby."

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  • It formed a fine dripping mist through which the occasional shaft of sunlight would break, be softened and pass through on its way towards the wet bark of a calvaria tree on which it would settle and glisten.

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  • "It eats the nuts of the calvaria tree, " called out Reg to Richard.

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  • The Latin word for skull is calvaria, and Golgotha is called Calvary in the Douay Bible.

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  • This artery -- a branch of the internal maxillary -- after entering the skull through the foramen spinosum, crosses the anterior inferior angle of the parietal bone, and divides into an anterior and a posterior branch which supply the meninges and calvaria (Fig. 186).

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • Metastatic cancer would appear to be conveyed by the blood stream; it may occur in a diffuse form -- cancerous osteomalacia -- softening the calvaria so that at the post-mortem examination it may be removed with the knife instead of the saw; or it occurs in a discrete or scattered form, and then the macerated skull presents a number of circular and oval perforations.

    Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities—Head—Neck. Sixth Edition.

  • From its Latin equivalent, calvaria, comes our English word Calvary, which occurs in the English New Testament only in Luke 23: 33, where it should be translated “a skull.”

    The New Testament Commentary Vol. III: John

  • To determine whether the negative effect of N-cadherin may be relevant to bone in vivo, cell death was analysed ex vivo in calvaria osteoblasts isolated from

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  • Hay E, Lemonnier J, Modrowski D, Lomri A, Lasmoles F, et al. (2000) N - and E-cadherin mediate early human calvaria osteoblast differentiation promoted by bone morphogenetic protein-2.

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