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braincase

or brain case

[breyn-keys]
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noun
  1. cranium(def 2).
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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

(brānkās′)
n.
  1. The part of the skull that encloses the brain; the cranium.
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