Definition of cranial in English:

cranial

adjective

Anatomy
  • Relating to the skull or cranium.

    • ‘The temporal muscle may have a more extensive cranial origin than usual.’
    • ‘The peripheral nervous system includes cranial and peripheral nerves and associated ganglia.’
    • ‘The lesion appeared to extrude into the cranial cavity with the dura mater in its integrity.’
    • ‘Some osteopaths do cranial manipulation, also called cranial osteopathy.’
    • ‘They are attached to the cranial or spinal meninges and usually present as a single mass.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from cranium + -al.

Pronunciation:

cranial

/ˈkrānēəl/