base of skull

n.

The interior aspect of the skull, on which the brain rests.
The inferior or external aspect of the skull.

Nearby words

  1. biotoxin,
  2. biotransformation,
  3. biotron,
  4. biotroph,
  5. bioturbation,
  6. biovar,
  7. biovular,
  8. biowarfare,
  9. bioweapon,
  10. bipack


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