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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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However, even at the time of its discovery's announcement in June 2017, researchers said the shape of its braincase, or cranium, indicated that the human (https://www.
Results-Males were larger for all characters at the 12 localities except for a braincase width and length of m3 in Virginia (Table 1).
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hotsoni (Zahedan and Khash) had a significantly longer hind foot, condylobasal and mandibular tooth row length and wider interorbital breadth than southern populations from Chah-Bahar and Nik-Shahr in southeastern Iran; these northern populations also had a significantly deeper braincase and longer diastema and interorbital breadth than specimens from the type locality in Pakistan and southern populations in Iran.
Expedition leader Lee Berger inside the Rising Star cave system; inset, braincase of a male Homo naledi compared to a modern human skull MAIN PIC: ROBERT CLARK/NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC/PA; INSET STEFAN FICHTEL
7 In vertebrates, the foramen magnum, literally meaning "big hole," is a hole in the occipital bone in the base of the skull, through which the medulla oblongata extends from the braincase.
1 mm: hind foot length (HF) forearm length (FA), greatest length of the cranium excluding incisors (GLS), condyle-basal length (CBL), zygomatic breadth (ZB), mastoid breadth (BM), braincase breadth (BBC), breadth across postorbital constriction (POC), length of maxillary toothrow (CM3), and breadth across molars (M3M3).
1980): The skull of the Upper Jurassic cryptodire turtle Thalassemys with a reconsideration of the chelonian braincase.
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.