chondrocranium









chondrocranium


chondrocranium [kon-droh-krey-nee-uh m] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural chon·dro·cra·ni·ums, chon·dro·cra·ni·a [kon-droh-krey-nee-uh] /ˌkɒn droʊˈkreɪ ni ə/.

  1. a braincase composed of cartilage rather than bone, as the skull of sharks and of the vertebrate embryo before ossification.

Origin of chondrocranium First recorded in 1870–75; chondro- + cranium Examples from the Web for chondrocranium Historical Examples of chondrocranium

  • The mandibles, however, are in part derived from the chondrocranium.

    Degeneracy

    Eugene S. Talbot

  • In the Dipneusti36 the chondrocranium is strengthened in the adult by numerous bones.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3

    Various

  • Numerous membrane bones cover the chondrocranium externally.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3

    Various

  • In the sturgeon the chondrocranium is ensheathed by numerous membrane bones, but cartilage bones are absent.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 3

    Various

  • Behind, the primary skull or chondrocranium gives off two occipal or rear skull plates.

    Degeneracy

    Eugene S. Talbot

  • chondrocranium in Medicine chondrocranium [kŏn′drō-krā′nē-əm] n.

    1. The cartilaginous parts of the developing skull.

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