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chondrocranium

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noun chon·dro·cra·ni·um \ˌkän-drō-ˈkrā-nē-əm\

Definition of chondrocranium

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



Origin and Etymology of chondrocranium

Greek chondros grain, cartilage


First Known Use: 1875


Medical Dictionary

chondrocranium

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noun chon·dro·cra·ni·um \ˌkän-drə-ˈkrā-nē-əm, -drō-\

Medical Definition of chondrocranium

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chondrocrania

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




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