- a cast of the inside of the cranium, as of a fossil skull, used to determine brain size and shape.
Origin of endocranial cast
First recorded in 1920–25
Also called endocast.
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- 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