Pericranium - Pericranium; Periosteum externum cranii


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Periosteum that covers the outer surface of the bones of the skull is known as "pericranium" except when in reference to the layers of the scalp

This definition incorporates text from the wikipedia website - Wikipedia: The free encyclopedia. (2004, July 22). FL: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2004, from

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Pericranium