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brain·case

also brain case  (brān′kās′)
n.
The part of the skull that encloses the brain. Also called brainpan.

braincase

(ˈbreɪnˌkeɪs)
n
the part of the cranium that protects the brain

cra•ni•um

(ˈkreɪ ni əm)

n., pl. -ni•ums, -ni•a (-ni ə)
1. the skull of a vertebrate.
2. Also called braincase. the part of the skull that encloses the brain.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin crānium < Greek krāníon skull]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.braincase - the part of the skull that encloses the brainbraincase - the part of the skull that encloses the brain
asterion - the craniometric point at the junction of the lamboid suture and the occipitomastoid suture and the parietomastoid suture
stephanion - the craniometric point on the coronal suture above the acoustic meatus
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
ethmoid, ethmoid bone - one of the eight bones of the cranium; a small bone filled with air spaces that forms part of the eye sockets and the nasal cavity
os temporale, temporal bone - a thick bone forming the side of the human cranium and encasing the inner ear
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
calvaria, skullcap - the dome of the skull
frontal bone, os frontale, forehead - the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
parietal bone - either of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides of the cranium
occipital bone - a saucer-shaped membrane bone that forms the back of the skull
coronal suture, sutura coronalis - the suture between the parietal and frontal bones of the skull
frontal suture, sutura frontalis - the suture between two halves of the frontal bone (usually obliterated by the age of 6)
lamboid suture, sutura lamboidea - the suture between the occipital and parietal bones
occipitomastoid suture - the suture between the occipital and the temporal bones; a continuation of the lamboid suture
parietomastoid suture - the suture between the parietal and the temporal bones
interparietal suture, sagittal suture, sutura sagittalis - the suture uniting the two parietal bones
fontanel, fontanelle, soft spot - any membranous gap between the bones of the cranium in an infant or fetus
foramen magnum - the large opening at the base of the cranium through which the spinal cord passes
Translations

brain·case

n. cráneo, parte que encierra el cerebro.
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Laia's relatively small braincase falls within the range of modern African monkeys, gibbons and siamangs.
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The researchers' skull samples showed Neandertal features present in the face and teeth, but not elsewhere; the nearby braincase, for example, still showed features associated with more primitive hominins.
Anthropologist Marcia Ponce de Leon said: "Had the braincase and the face of the Dmanisi sample been found as separate fossils, they very probably would have been attributed to two different species.
Braque's still lifes "are about the war precisely by not being about the war," writes Butler in her catalogue essay, which focuses on tokens of mortality, such as Baluster and Skull, 1938, an irreverent memento mori that confronts the viewer with a cavernous, vacant braincase.
The braincase has distinctive chimp features but the teeth and face have human characteristics.
On display is half of a Diplodocus braincase, which provides scientists a number of important clues about the large-scale brain structure of this extinct dinosaur.
3, braincase height 14 and 17, upper jaw length 17 and 18, lower jaw length 24.
Two key paleontologic markers of this lineage are pelves compatible with bipedality and braincase size.