The bones of the head collectively. In a more limited sense, the neurocranium, the bony brain-case containing the brain, excluding the bones of the face (viscero-cranium).cranium [NA] ; [Early Eng. skulle, a bowl]
cloverleaf s. See cloverleaf skull syndrome.
maplike s.various defects in the s., especially in the temporal bone, the anterior fossa, and orbits, forming irregular outlines resembling the national boundaries in an atlas.
natiform s. (na´tI-form) palpable bony nodules on the surface of the skull in infants with congenital syphilis.
steeple s., tower s.oxycephaly
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