Meaning of cranial in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkreɪnɪəl/

Translate cranial into Spanish


  • Relating to the skull or cranium.

    ‘They are attached to the cranial or spinal meninges and usually present as a single mass.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The temporal muscle may have a more extensive cranial origin than usual.’
    • ‘Some osteopaths do cranial manipulation, also called cranial osteopathy.’


Early 19th century from cranium+ -al.