endocast

noun
en·do·cast | \ˈen-dō-ˌkast \

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For her dissertation research, Edinger studied an endocast of the Triassic marine reptile Nothosaurus, kicking off her life-long investigation into fossilized brains. Leila Mcneill, Smithsonian, "The Woman Who Shaped the Study of Fossil Brains," 1 Mar. 2018 The fossil mostly consists of an endocast—a sediment cast of the skull cavity where the dinosaur’s brain resided. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "First Known Dinosaur Brain Fossil Discovered," 27 Oct. 2016 But this endocast’s top surface contains microscopic features that appear to be directly mineralized bits of brain tissue. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "First Known Dinosaur Brain Fossil Discovered," 27 Oct. 2016 Typically, endocasts give vital but indirect information about the brains of fossilized animals, as these sensitive organs are often the first to decay. Michael Greshko, National Geographic, "First Known Dinosaur Brain Fossil Discovered," 27 Oct. 2016

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endocast

noun
en·do·cast | \ˈen-də-ˌkast \

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