endocranial-cast

endocranial cast

noun Archaeology.
a cast of the inside of the cranium, as of a fossil skull, used to determine brain size and shape.
Also called endocast.


Origin:
1920–25

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endocranial cast (ˌɛndəʊˈkreɪnɪəl)
 
n
Sometimes shortened to: endocast a cast made of the inside of a cranial cavity to show the size and shape of the brain: used esp in anthropology

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