cranio-, crani-, cran- +

(Greek > Medieval Latin [c.700-c.1500]: head, skull)

Relating to the skull and the brain.
cranioclasia, cranioclasis
A formerly used operation for crushing of the fetal skull in cases of dystocia (unusually difficult childbirth).
A surgical instrument like a strong forceps.

It was once used to crush and then extract the skull of a fetus in order to facilitate the delivery of the baby in cases of obstructed labor.

Conjoined twins with fused bodies but with two heads (skulls).
Relating to both the face and the cranium.
craniofenestria (s) (noun), craniofenestrias (pl)
Defective development of the calvaria (dome, roof) of the fetal, or unborn child's skull, with areas in which no bone is formed.
1. The study of the shape of the skull or head; "knowing" the shape of the head.
2. The doctrine that regards the form and proportions of the skull as an index of mental qualities or temperament.
An instrument for making drawings to scale of the diameters and general configuration, topographical chart, or outlines, of the skull.
The art of representing, by drawings made from measurements, the configuration of the skull and the relations of its angles and craniometric points.
craniolacuniam, craniofenestria
Incomplete formation of the bones of the vault (shaped like an arch) of the fetal cranium so that there are non-ossified areas in the calvaria (the domelike superior portion of the cranium, consisting of the superior portions of the frontal, parietal, and occipital bones).
A reference to craniology or the scientific study of the shapes, sizes, and other characteristics of human skulls.
Someone who scientifically studies the shapes, sizes, and other characteristics of human skulls.
1. The science that deals with the size, shape, and other characteristics of human skulls.
2. The branch of anatomy and medicine that studies the structure and characteristics of skulls.
3. The study of variations in size, shape, and proportions of the skull (cranium).

Also known as phrenology, which was a pseudoscience of the 18th and 19th centuries based on the belief that the character of people could be learned by looking with care at the shape of their heads and noting each and every bump and depression on their skulls.

The individual mental faculties were believed to be contained in neat compartments in the cerebral cortex and the size of these faculties were supposed to be reflected by the configuration of the skull.

Softening of the bones of the skull.
Protrusion (bulge) of the meninges (membranes that surround and protect the brain) through a defect in the skull.