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A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (anatomy)
a. skull
El cráneo encontrado por los arqueólogos pertenecía a un neandertal.The skull found by the archaeologists belonged to a Neanderthal.
b. cranium
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
El forense afirmó que las marcas del cráneo se habían provocado con un objeto contundente.The forensic surgeon stated the marks on the cranium were caused by a blunt object.
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (general)
a. cranium, skull
2. (colloquial)
ir de cráneoto be doing badly
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skull; cranium (formal)
ir de cráneo
voy de cráneo it's all going wrong for me; va a ir de cráneo si hace eso he'll be in trouble if he does that; ir de cráneo con algn to be on bad terms with sb
esto me lleva o trae de cráneo this is driving me crazy o nuts (familiar)
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una calavera es un cráneo
a skull is a cranium
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