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basicranial

/ˌbæsɪˈkreɪnɪəl/
adjective
1.
(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 Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The basicranial axis is straight, and the fontanelle in the lachrymal region is very large.

  • 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 Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The posterior part of the craniofacial axis, which has relations only with the cranium, is called the basicranial axis.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In the Cervidae and Giraffidae the face is not bent down on the basicranial axis as it is in the Bovidae.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

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