Skullcap

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Definition

noun

(anatomy) The domelike or the roof of the skull.


Supplement

The skullcap is composed of the frontal bone, the two parietal bones and an occipital bone.


Word origin: Latin calvāria, skull, from calva, from calvus, bald.

Related terms: calvarial (adjective).

Synonym: calvarium.

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