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noun, plural: calvaria

(anatomy) The domelike or the roof of the skull


Calvarium 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: calva, skullcap.

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