chondrocrania

chondrocranium

[kon-droh-krey-nee-uhm]
noun, plural chondrocraniums, chondrocrania [kon-droh-krey-nee-uh] .
a braincase composed of cartilage rather than bone, as the skull of sharks and of the vertebrate embryo before ossification.

Origin:
1870–75; chondro- + cranium

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chondrocranium chon·dro·cra·ni·um (kŏn'drō-krā'nē-əm)
n.
The cartilaginous parts of the developing skull.

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