neurocranium


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neurocranium

 [noor″o-kra´ne-um]
the part of the cranium enclosing the brain. adj., adj neurocra´nial.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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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neurocranium

that part of the vertebrate skull forming the brain case and sense capules.
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Remarks.--The specimen mostly consists of the rostrum, lower jaws, and a dorso-ventrally crushed neurocranium (Figs.
At stage 39 in the normal neurocranium [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4E OMITTED], the ethmoid plate (ep) joins the lamina orbitonasalis (lo) and trabeculae (t).
The mean and standard deviation of cranial thickness measurements at the ten sites of the neurocranium are presented in Table I.
The neurocranium of one skull was painted and decorated with tinfoil strips, while the two other skulls were completely overlaid with tinfoil from which floral and abstract motifs were cut (Fig.
Fish otoliths are the specialized hard parts of the actinopterygian and sarcopterygian acoustico-lateralis system, situated in the membranous labyrinths in the otic capsules of the neurocranium. Bony fishes (teleostean) have three otoliths (the saccular, utricular, and lagenar) in each of the two labyrinths.
The AP was not recorded in the burrfish because this species has a fixed suspensorium (fused to the neurocranium) and only a few fibers of this muscle.
Neurocranium. In dorsal view a rostral appendix separated from the neurocranium can be observed, anterior to the nasal capsules where pectoral fins meet.