viscerocranium

(redirected from jaw skeleton)

vis·cer·o·cra·ni·um

(vis'ĕr-ō-krā'nē-ŭm), [TA]
That part of the cranium derived from the embryonic pharyngeal arches; comprises the facial bones of the facial skeleton (under bone) and is distinct from that part of the cranium that forms the neurocranium (braincase).
[viscero- + cranium]

vis·cer·o·cra·ni·um

(vis'ĕr-ō-krā'nē-ŭm) [TA]
That part of the cranium derived from the embryonic pharyngeal arches; comprises the facial bones.

vis·cer·o·cra·ni·um

(vis'ĕr-ō-krā'nē-ŭm) [TA]
That part of the cranium derived from embryonic pharyngeal arches.
Synonym(s): facial skeleton, jaw skeleton.
[viscero- + cranium]