skull


skull
1) the cartilages and bones associated with the brain, sense organs (smell, sight, hearing), mouth and gills, collectively the syncranium. The parts associated with protection and support for the brain and sense organs are called the neurocranium and dermocranium (both q.v.) and the parts supporting the anterior digestive system and the respiratory apparatus are called the splanchnocranium or viscerocranium (q.v.). Cartilage elements in the skull are called the chondrocranium and bony elements the osteocranium
2) variant spelling of scull (1 and 5)

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  • skull — less, adj. skull like, adj. /skul/, n. 1. the bony framework of the head, enclosing the brain and supporting the face; the skeleton of the head. 2. the head as the center of knowledge and understanding; mind: to get literature s great ideas… …   Universalium

  • Skull — Skull, n. [OE. skulle, sculle, scolle; akin to Scot. skull, skoll, a bowl, Sw. skalle skull, skal a shell, and E. scale; cf. G. hirnschale, Dan. hierneskal. Cf. {Scale} of a balance.] 1. (Anat.) The skeleton of the head of a vertebrate animal,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skull — [ skʌl ] noun count ** 1. ) the bones of the head: a sheep s skull fracture your skull: His skull was fractured in the accident. 2. ) INFORMAL a person s head or mind: The sound of the alarm clock pierced his skull. get something into/through… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • skull — ► NOUN 1) a bone framework enclosing the brain of a person or animal. 2) informal a person s head or brain. ● out of one s skull Cf. ↑out of one s skull ● skull and crossbones Cf. ↑skull and crossbones …   English terms dictionary

  • skull — [skul] n. [ME scolle < Scand, as in Swed skulle, skull, akin to SCALE3, SHELL] 1. the entire bony or cartilaginous framework of the head of a vertebrate, enclosing and protecting the brain and sense organs, including the bones of the face and… …   English World dictionary

  • Skull — Skull, n. [See {School} a multitude.] A school, company, or shoal. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] A knavish skull of boys and girls did pelt at him. Warner. [1913 Webster] These fishes enter in great flotes and skulls. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • skull — [skʌl] n [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: From a Scandinavian language] 1.) the bones of a person s or animal s head 2.) sb can t get it into their (thick) skull spoken someone is unable to understand something very simple ▪ He can t seem to get it into …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • skull — early 13c., probably from O.N. skalli bald head, skull, a general Scandinavian word (Cf. Swedish skulle, Norw. skult), probably related to O.E. scealu husk (see SHELL (Cf. shell)). But early prominence in southwestern texts suggests rather origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • Skull — Skull. См. Гарнисаж. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • Skull — (engl. scull), Doppelruder, s. Riemen; Skuller (sculler), s. Rudersport …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Skull — (engl. scull, spr. ßköll), Riemen, der an jedem Ende ein Blatt hat; Skuller, jemand der mit S.s rudert; auch Bezeichnung eines leichten Bootes, das von einer Person mit S. gehandhabt wird …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon


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