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cranial cavity (KRAY nee uhl KAHV i tee) (s) (noun), cranial cavities (pl)
1. Located within the skull where it surrounds and protects the brain.
2. Etymology: cranial comes from Modern Latin cranium which came from Greek kranion, "skull"; while cavity is from Middle French cavité (13th century), from Late Latin cavitas, "hollowness" which came from Latin cavus, "hollow".
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