n. [Gr. epi, upon; kranion, skull]
The upper part of of the head, from the face to the neck; the calva; epicranial adj..

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  • Epicranium — Ep i*cra ni*um, n. [NL. See {Epi }, and {Cranium}.] 1. (Anat.) The upper and superficial part of the head, including the scalp, muscles, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The dorsal wall of the head of insects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • epicranium — [ep΄i krā′nē əm] n. pl. epicrania [ep΄i krā′nēə] 1. Anat. the structures covering the cranium 2. Entomology the upper portion of the head of an insect between the frons and the neck epicranial adj …   English World dictionary

  • Epicranium — The Epicranium is the medical term for the collection of structures covering the cranium. It consists of the muscles, aponeurosis, and skin.External links* …   Wikipedia

  • epicranium — noun the muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium • Hypernyms: ↑body covering * * * “+ noun (plural epicrania) Etymology: New Latin, from epi + cranium 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • epicranium — /ep i kray nee euhm/, n., pl. epicrania / nee euh/. 1. Anat. the layer of scalp formed by muscle and flattened tendon. 2. Entomol. the top of the head in insects, usually including the frons, genae, and vertex. [1885 90; EPI + CRANIUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • epicranium — The muscle, aponeurosis, and skin covering the cranium. [epi + G. kranion, skull] * * * epi·cra·ni·um .ep i krā nē əm n, pl nia nē ə the structures covering the vertebrate cranium * * …   Medical dictionary

  • epicranium — epi·cranium …   English syllables

  • epicranium — n. the structures that cover the cranium, i.e. all layers of the scalp …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Эпикраний — (Epicranium) верхняя часть головы насекомых начиная от задней границы её вплоть до щитка (см.), несущего верхнюю губу. В. М. Ш …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Lutrochus — Systematik Klasse: Insekten (Insecta) Ordnung: Käfer (Coleoptera) Teilordnung: Elateriformia Überfamilie: Byrrhoid …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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