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braincase

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Definition of braincase in English:

noun

The cranium.
Example sentences
  • The bulk of the muscle mass was located in an adductor chamber between the braincase and the dermal skull bones.
  • The fourth shot struck the skull above the occipital condyle and entered the braincase; it likely caused instantaneous loss of consciousness and death due to massive brain trauma.
  • In contrast with the gorgonopsians, the jaw musculature in early therocephalians expanded dorsally over the braincase, leaving only a narrow sagittal crest between the adductor chambers.

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