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cranium (n.)

the skull of a human being," "early 15c., craneum, from Medieval Latin cranium "skull," from Greek kranion "skull, upper part of the head," related to kara (poetic kras) "head," from PIE root *ker- (1) "horn; head." Strictly, the "brain-box," the bony case which encloses the brain. Englished by Sir Thomas Browne as crany.

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Definitions of cranium from WordNet

cranium (n.)
the part of the skull that encloses the brain;
Synonyms: braincase / brainpan
From wordnet.princeton.edu