Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The upper and superficial part of the head, including the scalp, muscles, etc.
  • noun (Zoöl.) The dorsal wall of the head of insects.

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

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

  • noun the muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium

Etymologies

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epi- +‎ cranium

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