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n.1.(Anat.) The bony cranium, as distinguished from the cartilaginous cranium.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Regarding African species, Skinner (1973) described the ontogenetic and adult morphology in Trachylepis capensis skull, whereas Rao & Ramaswami (1952) described the fully formed chondrocranium and the adult osteocranium of the Asian Eutropis carinata.
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