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British pronunciation/skˈʌl/
American pronunciation/ˈskəɫ/

the bony structure that surrounds and provides protection for a person's or animal's brain

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skull definition and meaning

What is "skull"?

The skull is a complex structure that houses and safeguards the brain. Comprised of fused bones, such as the cranium and facial bones, it provides essential support to sensory organs like the eyes, nose, and ears. Acting as a sturdy shield, the skull ensures the brain's stability and protection, serving as the central command center for the body's functions.

1The skull protects the brain, one of the most vital organs in the body.
2The forensic investigator examined the skull to determine the cause of death.
3The human skull has several openings, including the eye sockets and nasal cavity.
4The museum displayed a collection of animal skulls from various species.
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