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 for cranium
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cranium \Cra"ni*um\ (kr?"n?-?m), n.; pl. E. Craniums (-?mz),
     L. Crania (-?). [NL., fr. Gr. ????; akin to ka`ra head.]
     The skull of an animal; especially, that part of the skull,
     either cartilaginous or bony, which immediately incloses the
     brain; the brain case or brainpan. See Skull.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cranium
      n 1: the part of the skull that encloses the brain [syn:
           cranium, braincase, brainpan]

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