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Definition of Bone, cranial

Bone, cranial: Part of the top portion of the skull which protects the brain. The bones of the cranium include the frontal, parietal, occipital, temporal, sphenoid, and ethmoid bones.

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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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