noun, plural ep·i·cra·ni·a [ep-i-krey-nee-uh] /ˌɛp ɪˈkreɪ ni ə/.

  1. Anatomy. the layer of scalp formed by muscle and flattened tendon.
  2. Entomology. the top of the head in insects, usually including the frons, genae, and vertex.

n. pl. ep•i•cra•ni•ums

  1. The structures covering the cranium.

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