Incorrectly used for calvaria.

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cal·var·i·um -ē-əm n, pl -ia -ē-ə an incomplete skull esp the portion of a skull including the braincase and excluding the lower jaw or lower jaw and facial portion
cal·var·i·al -ē-əl adj

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cal·va·ri·um (kal-varґe-əm) incorrect term for calvaria.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Calvarium —   [lateinisch] das, s/...ria, Anthropologie: Schädel ohne Unterkiefer. Daraus ist die Bezeichnung Kalvarienberg entstanden, da den Schädeln beim Umlagern der Unterkiefer verloren gehen kann …   Universal-Lexikon

  • calvarium — [kal ver′ē əm] n. pl. calvaria [kal′ver′ēə] [ModL < L calvaria, skull < calva, skull] the upper, domed part of the skull: also calvaria calvarial adj. calvarian …   English World dictionary

  • Calvarium — Un calvarium, en anatomie et plus particulièrement en ostéologie, désigne un crâne sans mandibule ou sans mandibule et sans face. Il s agit des os de la voûte crânienne, à savoir : l os frontal, les deux os pariétaux, les deux os temporaux,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • calvarium — noun (plural calvaria) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin calvaria skull, from calvus bald; probably akin to Sanskrit kulva bald Date: 14th century the portion of a skull including the braincase and excluding the lower jaw or lower jaw and facial… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • calvarium — n. [L. calvaria, skull] (NEMATA) Subcuticular cephalic framework …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • calvarium — One of the bones that makes up the vault of the skull (in humans these are the frontal, 2 parietals, occipital, and 2 temporals). Calvaria are often used in organ culture to investigate bone catabolism or synthesis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • calvarium — /kal vair ee euhm/, n., pl. calvaria / vair ee euh/. the dome of the skull. [1880 85; < NL, neut. var. of L calvaria skull, equiv. to calv(us) bald + aria ARY; cf. late ME calvaria ( < L), calvair ( < MF)] * * * …   Universalium

  • calvarium — noun The upper, domelike portion of the skull (without the lower jaw) …   Wiktionary

  • calvarium — n. top of the skull, dome of the skull (Anatomy) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • calvarium — cal·var·i·um …   English syllables

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