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braincase

or brain case

[breyn-keys] /ˈbreɪnˌkeɪs/
noun
1.
cranium (def 2).
Origin of braincase
1735-1745
First recorded in 1735-45; brain + case2
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braincase brain·case (brān'kās')
n.
The part of the skull that encloses the brain; the cranium.

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