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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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Along with his colleagues, Flynn then used the 3D model to study the tiny braincase of the skull that revealed impressions made by neural folds.
Release date- 15082019 - New research by a University of Bristol palaeontology post-graduate student has revealed fresh insights into how the braincase of the dinosaur Psittacosaurus developed and how this tells us about its posture.
javanicus was 13.69+-0.25mm, mean breadth of braincase was 6.76+-0.19mm, zygomatic breath was 8.81+-0.14mm, condylo-canine length 12.6+- 0.25mm while maxillary toothrow length was measured 4.80+-0.14mm.
The versions I was first issued back in the day rattled when you shook them like Chuck Schumer's braincase. As a result, in 1979 the Joint Services Small Arms Project set out with the mission to select an appropriate replacement.
The skull isn't quite complete, but several bones of the braincase - which are rarely preserved in ichthyosaurs - are present.
Using cutting-edge computerized tomography (CT) scanning technology, the research reveals new information including details of the rarely preserved braincase. The almost 200-million-year-old fossil, which was found in 1955 at Fell Mill Farm in Warwickshire, had never formally been studied prior to this research.
distance from the gnathion after the aboral edge of the hard palate, CI--thickness of the incisor, IBW--width of the braincase, A--breadth of the upper ramus of the zygomatic process of the maxilla, and B--breadth of the zygomatic arch.
But instead of a spherical braincase, theirs is long and elongated.
"This large portion of spongy bone, also found in our own cranium, may indicate that blood flow in the brain of Australopithecus may have been comparable to us, and/or that the braincase had an important role in the protection of the evolving brain," Amelie Beaudet, the lead author of the study, said in a (https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-06/uotw-coa062518.php) statement.
Measurements of the neotype in mm (external measurements were taken from the label).--Total length = 140; tail length = 55; hindfoot length (with claw) = 17; ear length = 14; greatest length of skull = 22.21; condylo-incisive length = 20.53; greatest zygomatic breadth = 11.76; least interorbital breadth = 3.40; length of nasals along midline = 9.05; breadth of braincase = 9.45; breadth of the zygomatic plate = 2.37; length of incisive foramina = 5.10; maximum breadth across the incisive foramina = 1.65; length of palatal bridge = 3.55; bullar length less tube = 3.35; alveolar length of the maxillary toothrow = 3.04; alveolar length of the mandibular toothrow = 2.84.
Results-Males were larger for all characters at the 12 localities except for a braincase width and length of m3 in Virginia (Table 1).
(33) Greatest breadth of the neurocranium (greatest length of brain-case) between the most lateral point of the braincase on the left and the most lateral point of the brain-case on the right Eu-Eu (Euryon--Euryon).