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[breyn-keys] /ˈbreɪnˌkeɪs/
cranium (def 2).
Origin of braincase
1735-45; brain + case2 Unabridged
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  • Characteristics of the braincase and middle ear bones were particularly revealing.
  • The skull's wide braincase coupled with a short, wide snout, are hallmarks of prehistoric dogs.
  • One fact you never hear discussed is that it would seem to take an ice age to actually increase our braincase capacity.
  • The scans revealed the fish had a pea-size brain much smaller than the braincase itself.
  • Typically, the upper bill can be raised or depressed relative to the braincase.
  • Its braincase is highly inflated, and the orbits are frontally placed.
  • In its skull, the snout and the braincase are loosely connected.
  • The supraorbital process of the skull is pronounced, and both the rostrum and braincase are long and slender.
braincase in Medicine

braincase brain·case (brān'kās')
The part of the skull that encloses the brain; the cranium.

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