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from the Greek: kranion — skull
German: Kranial


Cranial is an adjective with the meanings: Located in or directed toward the head or cranium; pertaining to, situated in, or oriented toward the head of the body; closer to the body's head.

Example: a cranial nerve is a nerve that emerges directly from the brain or the brainstem.

The opposite of cranial is caudal.

Specialties: Anatomy

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