encephalization

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en·ceph·a·li·za·tion

 (ĕn-sĕf′ə-lĭ-zā′shən)
n.
Increase in the ratio of brain mass to body mass during the evolution of a species or other taxonomic group. Higher degrees of encephalization are generally correlated with higher degrees of intelligence.

en·ceph′a·lize v.
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It has been found that tight flling of the graft should be avoided as this can delay or prevent maturation and corticalization of the implanted bone that often takes several years to occur.
This displacement hesitated in a sinus floor corticalization, exceeding the apex of the second implant with a great interimplant bone gain.
Forni et The identification of the anatomical structures al., 2012 depended more on the degree of corticalization of the mental canal and the resolution of the image than the diagnostic capability of the clinician.