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chondrocranium

 [kon″dro-kra´ne-um]
the cartilaginous cranial structure of the embryo from the seventh week to the middle of the third month, when it is a unified cartilaginous mass without clear boundaries indicating the limits of future bones.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

chon·dro·cra·ni·um

(kon'drō-krā'nē-ŭm),
A cartilaginous cranium; the cartilaginous parts of the developing cranium.
[chondro- + G. kranion, skull]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

chondrocranium

(kŏn′drō-krā′nē-əm)
n. pl. chondrocra·niums or chondrocra·nia (-nē-ə)
1. The cartilaginous cranium of an embryo before ossification.
2. A portion of the embryonic cranium forming the bones of the base of the skull and eventually undergoing ossification.
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chondrocranium

Anatomy The bones of the base of the brain which are formed by endochondral ossification
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

chon·dro·cra·ni·um

(kon'drō-krā'nē-ŭm)
A cartilaginous cranium; the cartilaginous parts of the developing cranium.
[chondro- + G. kranion, skull]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

chondrocranium

the cartilaginous original cranium surrounding the brain of the embryo, most of which is subsequently replaced by bone in further development.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005