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chondrocranium

[ kon-droh-krey-nee-uhm ]
/ 藢k蓲n dro蕣藞kre瑟 ni 蓹m /
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noun, plural chon路dro路cra路ni路ums, chon路dro路cra路ni路a [kon-droh-krey-nee-uh]. /藢k蓲n dro蕣藞kre瑟 ni 蓹/.
a braincase composed of cartilage rather than bone, as the skull of sharks and of the vertebrate embryo before ossification.
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Origin of chondrocranium

First recorded in 1870鈥75; chondr(i)o- + cranium
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Medical definitions for chondrocranium

chondrocranium
[ k艔n鈥瞕r艒-kr膩n膿-蓹m ]

n.
The cartilaginous parts of the developing skull.
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