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Term information

database cross reference
  • EHDAA2:0000325
  • UMLS:C0037303 (ncithesaurus:Skull)
  • FMA:46565
  • EMAPA:17680
  • BTO:0001295
  • Wikipedia:Skull
  • WikipediaCategory:Skull
  • CALOHA:TS-2344
  • MESH:D012886
  • OpenCyc:Mx4rvVjOsZwpEbGdrcN5Y29ycA
  • SCTID:110530005
  • galen:Skull
  • NCIT:C12789
  • GAID:82

uberon_slim, pheno_slim


Anatomical structure that is part of the head consisting entirely of cranium and mandible[WP].

external ontology notes

in FMA the skull is divided into orbit, neurocranium (8 parts), viscerocranium (26 parts). Here we have a separate overlapping division into cranium and mandible.

in many ontologies, the structure called the cranium is inclusive of the mandible/lower jaw skeleton

has related synonym

skeletal system of head

cranial skeleton



present in taxon

terminology notes

A skull that is missing a mandible is only a cranium; this is the source of a very commonly made error in terminology. Those animals having skulls are called craniates