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basicranial axis

basicranial axis in Medicine

basicranial axis ba·si·cra·ni·al axis (bā'sĭ-krā'nē-əl)
n.
A line connecting the basion to the midpoint of the sphenoethmoidal suture of the cranium.

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  • Of these, one of the largest is the parasphenoid which, in Ichthyopsids, is found underlying the basicranial axis.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In front of the presphenoid the basicranial axis is continued by the mesethmoid.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The posterior part of the craniofacial axis, which has relations only with the cranium, is called the basicranial axis.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In the Cervidae and Giraffidae the face is not bent down on the basicranial axis as it is in the Bovidae.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The basicranial axis is straight, and the fontanelle in the lachrymal region is very large.

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