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

First Known Use of chondrocranium

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chondrocranium

chondro- + cranium

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chondrocranium

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

Medical Definition of chondrocranium 

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

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