- a braincase composed of cartilage rather than bone, as the skull of sharks and of the vertebrate embryo before ossification.
Origin of chondrocranium
Examples from the Web for chondrocranium
Historical Examples of chondrocranium
The mandibles, however, are in part derived from the chondrocranium.
In the Dipneusti36 the chondrocranium is strengthened in the adult by numerous bones.
In the sturgeon the chondrocranium is ensheathed by numerous membrane bones, but cartilage bones are absent.
Numerous membrane bones cover the chondrocranium externally.
Behind, the primary skull or chondrocranium gives off two occipal or rear skull plates.
- The cartilaginous parts of the developing skull.