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Skullcap

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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