chondrocranium


chon·dro·cra·ni·um

noun \ˌkän-drō-ˈkrā-nē-əm\

Definition of CHONDROCRANIUM

:  the cartilaginous parts of an embryonic cranium; also :  the part of the adult skull derived therefrom

Origin of CHONDROCRANIUM

Greek chondros grain, cartilage
First Known Use: 1875

chon·dro·cra·ni·um

noun \ˌkän-drə-ˈkrā-nē-əm, -drō-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural chon·dro·cra·nia

Medical Definition of CHONDROCRANIUM

: the embryonic cartilaginous cranium; also : the part of the adult skull derived therefrom—compare osteocranium

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