Crown (anatomy)

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Crown is a term for the top of the head or the whole head.

Human[edit]

Crown can mean the top of the head and it can also mean the whole head.[1] In the study of human anatomy the terms "Calvaria, "skullcap", "skull cap", or the "roof of the cranial cavity" are used for the top part of the head.[2]

Bird[edit]

Crown is a term in bird anatomy that refers to the top of the head. Strictly speaking it denotes the zone from the frons, or forehead, extending posteriorally to the occiput and laterally on both sides to the temples. The upper part of the head, including frons, crown and occiput, is sometimes called the pileum.[3]

Whale[edit]

In whale anatomy the crown is the bulge on the head through which the blow-holes emerge.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "crown". Oxford English Dictionary (3rd ed.). Oxford University Press. September 2005. 
  2. ^ G. J. Romanes, ed. (1972). Cunningham's Textbook of Anatomy (11 ed.). Oxford Medical Publications. 
  3. ^ Campbell, Bruce; & Lack, Elizabeth. (Eds). (1985). A Dictionary of Birds. Calton, U.K.: Poyser. p. 600. ISBN 0-85661-039-9.