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noun as in skull

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These bones were found in the same locality and year as the cranium, but were identified later in 2004.

Another set of fossils from Morocco has been dated to 315,000 years old, although Vidal says they do not possess certain features found in Omo I and later humans, including the tall cranium and chin.

There was no way to excavate the cranium quickly without breaking it.

In 1953, a Harvard psychologist thought he discovered pleasure—accidentally—within the cranium of a rat.

He placed his gun underneath her chin and fired it “up into the cranium.”

Old Sanders tapped with both hands on his shining cranium and asked, Are you confident he loves her?

And old Sanders again tapped in the rhythm of a dirge on his parchment-bound cranium.

Suddenly the old man beat a tattoo on his cranium and closed his eyes, apparently deep in thought.

The cranium has a low, depressed arch, with a very narrow frontal region and highly developed superciliary ridges.

Seventh, his great thickness of cranium, which resists blows that would break the skull of an average European.


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On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to cranium, such as: braincase, brainpan, crown, and head.

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