chondrocranium

noun
chon·​dro·​cra·​ni·​um | \ ˌkän-drō-ˈkrā-nē-əm How to pronounce chondrocranium (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chondrocranium. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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chondrocranium

noun
chon·​dro·​cra·​ni·​um | \ ˌkän-drə-ˈkrā-nē-əm, -drō- How to pronounce chondrocranium (audio) \
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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