or brain case
Origin of braincase
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The incisors are orthodont; the rostrum is short and the braincase is wide.Speciation in the Brazilian Spiny Rats
The tympanic bullae are less inflated and less protruded from the braincase.
The braincase of the skull is crushed in three places as though by a raptor's beak.
These dimensions indicate that the braincase reaches full size early.North American Jumping Mice (Genus Zapus)
Philip H. Krutzsch
It is distinguishable by greater general breadth and by the depth of the braincase, which perceptibly exceeds that of S. notatus.
- The part of the skull that encloses the brain; the cranium.
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