Crown of head

Definition

noun

(anatomy)

The crown or the topmost part of the head (or skull).


Supplement

Word origin: crown: from Latin corona (“‘wreath’”) + head: ME he(v)ed, OE héafod; c. OHG houbit, Goth haubith; akin to OE hafud- (in hafudland headland), ON hǫfuth, L caput.

Also called: corona capitis.


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