braincase
neurocranium (the portion of the skull surrounding the brain, including the elements that surround the olfactory, optic, orbital or sphenotic, and otic or auditory capsules and the anterior end of the notochord (endocranium) and the series of overlying dermal bones (dermocranium))

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • braincase — rain case n. the part of the skull that encloses the brain. Syn: cranium, brainpan. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • braincase — [brān′kās΄] n. BRAINPAN …   English World dictionary

  • braincase — noun Date: 1741 the cranium enclosing the brain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • braincase — /brayn kays /, n. cranium (def. 2). Also, brain case. [1735 45; BRAIN + CASE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • braincase — noun The part of the skull that contains the brain; the cranium. Syn: cranium …   Wiktionary

  • braincase — SYN: neurocranium. * * * brain·case .kās n the part of the skull that encloses the brain see CRANIUM …   Medical dictionary

  • braincase — noun the cranium …   English new terms dictionary

  • braincase — brain′case or brain′ case n. anat. cranium 2) • Etymology: 1735–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • braincase — noun the part of the skull that encloses the brain • Syn: ↑cranium, ↑brainpan • Derivationally related forms: ↑cranial (for: ↑cranium) • Hypernyms: ↑bone, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Average Capacity of the Braincase in Fossil Hominins — ▪ Table Average Capacity of the Braincase in Fossil Hominins hominin number of fossil examples average capacity of the braincase (cc) Australopithecus 6 440 Paranthropus 4 519 Homo habilis 4 640 Javanese Homo erectus (Trinil and Sangiran) 6 930… …   Universalium

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