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neu·ro·cra·ni·um

(nū'rō-krā'nē-ŭm), [TA]
Those bones of the cranium enclosing the brain, as distinguished from the bones of the face.
[neuro- + G. kranion, skull]

braincase

also

brain case

(brān′kās′)
n.
The part of the skull that encloses the brain. Also called brainpan.

neu·ro·cra·ni·um

(nūr'ō-krā'nē-ŭm) [TA]
Those bones of the cranium enclosing the brain, as distinguished from the bones of the face.
Synonym(s): brain box, braincase.
[neuro- + G. kranion, skull]
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The braincase section, including the region of the semicircular canals was collected from juvenile and young adult swordfish, either when fish were beheaded at sea or when whole frozen by catch specimens were thawed and dissected ashore.
Interest in Pucapampella is especially high in the scientific community due to the recent discovery of its fossilized braincase on the shores of Bolivia.
The fossil remains consist of parts of the upper and lower jaws and braincase of a Neanderthal child.
32A-B), a well-preserved braincase (MCZ 9115), isolated cranial and postcranial bones including numerous osteoderms (Sues et al.
In other words: "Had the braincase and the face of the Dmanisi sample been found as separate fossils, they very probably would have been attributed to two different species.
These specific genetic mutations interfere with bone formation and prevent the closure of small holes in the back of the prenatal braincase, a process that is normally completed within the first five months of fetal development.
Colour pattern in alcohol: off white, with darker pigmentation over the swimbladder visible through the body, as well as that covering the braincase around the posterior rim of the orbit.
People once thought some sauropods had trunks, like elephants, but, in a sauropod braincase, the opening for the facial nerve is very small--much more so than in a modern elephant.
Several growth patterns of bank vole skull characters were found, including the stunted growth of the breadth of the braincase measured in its widest part in juveniles and the length of the mandibular tooth row and of foramen incisivum in subadult animals.
Our invention clutches the braincase, even during the most reckless excuse for athletic competition.