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Definitions of cranial

  1. of or relating to the cranium which encloses the brain; " cranial pressure"
  2. Of or pertaining to the skull.
  3. Pertaining to the cranium.
  4. Belonging to the cranium.
  5. Of or pert. to the skull.
  6. The skull, or that part which encloses the brain; nerves, muscles, blood- vessels, bones, etc.
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Usage examples for cranial

  1. This difference is not of systematic importance; for cranial capacities shew that relatively and absolutely there is a greater difference in brain- weight between the lowest and highest human beings than there is between the highest ape and the lowest human being. – Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work by P. Chalmers Mitchell
  2. 3. Front lower portion of the cranial cavity. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  3. Ah, that forehead- the forehead was curious, with great over- hanging cranial lumps which moved above the deep arcade of the eye- sockets while the mouth was busy- well, one would have said that Rouletabille had not eaten for a week. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  4. Cranial resemblances between the families are fewer, but nevertheless indicate that a nitosaurid- caseid relationship exists. – Two New Pelycosaurs from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma by Richard C. Fox
  5. The sixteen persons who can crowd into the front row, by standing with their noses partly through the open network, can have the satisfaction of seeing the cranial arch of their rulers and hearing an occasional paean to liberty, or an Irish growl at the lack of it. – Eighty Years And More; Reminiscences 1815-1897 by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  6. Just then Blaine felt unduly conscious of one or more court- plastered places upon his cranial anatomy, while Buck felt that a wound or two on arm and neck somehow detracted from his natural freedom of movement. – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  7. C.- Action on Centres of Cranial Nerves. – On Snake-Poison: its Action and its Antidote by A. Mueller
  8. Unlike the spinal nerves, the cranial nerves present great variety among themselves, scarcely any two of them being alike in function or in their connection with different parts of the body. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  9. There is also another character in addition to the cranial one before alluded to, which was also noticed by Professor Garrod. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  10. No doubt this is a very striking difference, but it loses much of its apparent systematic value, when viewed by the light of certain other equally indubitable facts respecting cranial capacities. – The Antiquity of Man by Charles Lyell
  11. Morgagni pointed out that the mucous membrane of the nose is partly supplied also from the fifth pair of cranial nerves. – Makers of Modern Medicine by James J. Walsh
  12. 6. The olfactory nerves are the first pair of cranial nerves. – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  13. They dug chunks out of some of the most fertile spots, and as nothing would grow there, I covered them by the ivy process adopted by bald men, who train eighteen hairs from back of the left ear diagonally up and across the cranial arbor and down the front to a point over the right eye, where the ends are brought up short as if they were rooted near there. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
  14. Thus, on the basis of cranial and external characters the Hyla microcephala group can be associated with Hyla misera and its apparent allies in South America. – Middle American Frogs of the Hyla microcephala Group by William E. Duellman M. J. Fouquette
  15. Recovery may be attended with paralysis of one or other of the cranial nerves. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  16. For cranial measurements see Table 2. Remarks. – Geographic Variation in the Harvest Mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis, On the Central Great Plains And in Adjacent Regions by J. Knox Jones B. Mursaloglu
  17. Geographic Variation Geographic variation, both in color of pelage and in external and cranial dimensions, is less in R. megalotis in the region studied than in most other cricetine species that occur there. – Geographic Variation in the Harvest Mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis, On the Central Great Plains And in Adjacent Regions by J. Knox Jones B. Mursaloglu
  18. Six skulls of meridionalis were matched with six skulls of chiapensis having approximately the same amount of wear on the teeth, and the series were compared, pair by pair, in various cranial characters. – Records of Harvest Mice, Reithrodontomys, from Central America, with Description of a New Subspecies from Nicaragua by Sydney Anderson J. Knox Jones
  19. For cranial measurements see Tables 1 and 2. Remarks. – Geographic Variation in the Harvest Mouse, Reithrodontomys megalotis, On the Central Great Plains And in Adjacent Regions by J. Knox Jones B. Mursaloglu
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