- anatomy of or relating to the base of the skull
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In front of the presphenoid the basicranial axis is continued by the mesethmoid.
The basicranial axis is straight, and the fontanelle in the lachrymal region is very large.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
Some of the most important structural features that mark it as such are in the basicranial region.American Weasels
E. Raymond Hall
Of these, one of the largest is the parasphenoid which, in Ichthyopsids, is found underlying the basicranial axis.
The posterior part of the craniofacial axis, which has relations only with the cranium, is called the basicranial axis.