braincase meaning

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  • Noun: braincase
    1. The part of the skull that encloses the brain
      - cranium, brainpan

    Derived forms: braincases

    Type of: bone, os[2]

    Part of: skull

    Encyclopedia: Braincase

  • [Medicine]
    n : the part of the skull that encloses the brain —see CRANIUM


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  1. skull the bony or cartilaginous framework of the head of vertebrates, made up of the bones of the braincase and face; cranium
  2. Verreaux's sifaka has a relatively low, flat braincase.
  3. The basisphenoid of the lower braincase is short instead of long.
  4. He orders an autopsy of the mummy's braincase.
  5. Further back on the braincase, the lambdoid crest is also prominent.

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