endocranial

endocranial
adj. of the inside of the skull

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  • endocranial — 1. Within the cranium. 2. Relating to the endocranium. SYN: encranial, entocranial. * * * en·do·cra·ni·al .en də krā nē əl adj of or relating to an endocranial cast or to the cranial cavity <endocranial volume> * * * en·do·cra·ni·al… …   Medical dictionary

  • endocranial cast — n a cast of the cranial cavity showing the approximate shape of the brain …   Medical dictionary

  • Endocranial cast — An endocast or endocranial cast is a cast made of the mold formed by the impression the brain makes on the inside of the neurocranium (braincase), providing a replica of the brain with most of the details of its outer surface. Endocasts can also… …   Wikipedia

  • endocranial — adjective a) within the cranium b) Of or pertaining to the endocranium …   Wiktionary

  • endocranial — en·do·cranial …   English syllables

  • endocranial — |endə+ adjective Etymology: endocranium + al : of or belonging to the endocranium …   Useful english dictionary

  • endocranial cast — noun Date: 1923 a cast of the cranial cavity showing the approximate shape of the brain …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endocranial cast — Archaeol. a cast of the inside of the cranium, as of a fossil skull, used to determine brain size and shape. Also called endocast. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • endocranial cast — noun : a cast of the cranial cavity showing the approximate shape of the brain * * * Archaeol. a cast of the inside of the cranium, as of a fossil skull, used to determine brain size and shape. Also called endocast. [1920 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • endocranium — endocranial, adj. /en doh kray nee euhm/, n., pl. endocrania / nee euh/. Anat. 1. the inner lining membrane of the skull; the dura mater. 2. the inside surface of the skull. [1875 80; < NL; see ENDO , CRANIUM] * * * …   Universalium

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