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
superficialpart of the head, including the scalp, muscles, etc.
- noun zoology The
dorsal wallof the head of insects.
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- noun the muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium
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Epicranial: relating or pertaining to the epicranium.
Calva: a skull-cap: = epicranium, q.v. Calx: the distal end of the tibia; the curving basal portion of the first tarsal joint.
Clypeal suture: marks the division between clypeus and epicranium.
Epicranial plate: in some larvae a plate-like structure forming the epicranium.
The clypeus, however, is merged with the epicranium, and the usual suture between them does not appear distinctly in after life, though its place is seen in figure 167 to be indicated by a slight indentation.
The basal half of the head is marked off from the eye-bearing piece (epicranium) by a V-shaped suture  (Fig. 157, head of Degeeria; compare also the head of the larva of
Mr.C. C.oke in Mammoth C.ve, while Humbert has described in a French scientific journal a species of J.pyx (J. Saussurii) from Mexico.] [Footnote 10: The direct homology of these parts of the head (the occiput and the epicranium) with Perla, Forficula, etc., seems to me the best evidence we could have that the Poduræ are not an independent group.