a cast of the inside of the cranium, as of a fossil skull, used to determine brain size and shape.
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What does “barren” mean?
Also called endocast.
Origin of endocranial cast
First recorded in 1920–25
Words nearby endocranial cast
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British Dictionary definitions for endocranial cast
/ (ˌɛndəʊˈkreɪnɪəl) /
a cast made of the inside of a cranial cavity to show the size and shape of the brain: used esp in anthropologySometimes shortened to: endocast
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