chondrocranium

noun chon·dro·cra·ni·um \ 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 and Etymology of chondrocranium

Greek chondros grain, cartilage


Medical Dictionary

chondrocranium

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

medical Definition of chondrocranium

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

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