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braincase

or brain case

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noun
  1. cranium(def 2).

Origin of braincase

First recorded in 1735–45; brain + case2
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Examples from the Web for braincase

Historical Examples

  • The incisors are orthodont; the rostrum is short and the braincase is wide.

    Speciation in the Brazilian Spiny Rats

    Joo Moojen

  • The tympanic bullae are less inflated and less protruded from the braincase.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall

  • The braincase of the skull is crushed in three places as though by a raptor's beak.

    American Weasels

    E. Raymond Hall

  • These dimensions indicate that the braincase reaches full size early.

  • It is distinguishable by greater general breadth and by the depth of the braincase, which perceptibly exceeds that of S. notatus.


braincase in Medicine

braincase

([object Object])
n.
  1. The part of the skull that encloses the brain; the cranium.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

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