chondrocranium

[kon-droh-krey-nee-uh m]
noun, plural chon·dro·cra·ni·ums, chon·dro·cra·ni·a [kon-droh-krey-nee-uh] /ˌkɒn droʊˈkreɪ ni ə/.
  1. a braincase composed of cartilage rather than bone, as the skull of sharks and of the vertebrate embryo before ossification.

Origin of chondrocranium

First recorded in 1870–75; chondro- + cranium
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chondrocranium in Medicine

chondrocranium

[kŏn′drō-krānē-əm]
n.
  1. The cartilaginous parts of the developing skull.
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