Definition of Epicranium

1. Noun. The muscle and aponeurosis and skin covering the cranium.

Generic synonyms: Body Covering



Definition of Epicranium

1. n. The upper and superficial part of the head, including the scalp, muscles, etc.

Definition of Epicranium

1. Noun. (anatomy) The upper and superficial part of the head, including the scalp, muscles, etc. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The dorsal wall of the head of insects. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Epicranium

1. [n -NIA]

Medical Definition of Epicranium

1. 1. The upper and superficial part of the head, including the scalp, muscles, etc. 2. The dorsal wall of the head of insects. Origin: NL. See Epi-, and Cranium. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicranium

epicondylus medialis ossis femoris
epicontinental
epicoracoid
epicoracoids
epicorium
epicormic
epicortical
epicortisol
epicortisols
epicotyl
epicotyls
epicrania
epicranial
epicranial aponeurosis
epicranial muscle
epicranium (current term)
epicranius muscle
epicrises
epicrisis
epicritic
epicritic sensibility
epics
epictetain
epicure
epicurean
epicureanism
epicureanisms
epicureans
epicurely
epicureous

Literary usage of Epicranium

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1. An Investigation of Evolution in Chrysomelid Beetles of the Genus Leptinotarsa by William Lawrence Tower (1906)
"The color patterns on the epicranium and pronotum begin to develop on the ... Thus, in decemlineata, color may appear on the epicranium four or five days ..."

2. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The suture between the clypeus and the epicranium is termed the clypeal suture. The labrum. ... The epicranium.—Under the term epi- Fig. 152. ..."

3. Guide to Practical Work in Elementary Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1882)
"The pseudo-dorsal part of the epicranium is called the vertex. (6.) Front.—That part of the epicranium which is upon the pseudo-cephalic aspect of the ..."

4. The Elements of Insect Anatomy: An Outline for the Use of Students in by John Henry Comstock, Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1899)
"... and two, the clypeus and the labrum, form the ventral portion of the cephalic aspect. The epicranium consists of the vertex, the front and the gena. ..."

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