endocast

noun
en·​do·​cast | \ ˈen-dō-ˌkast How to pronounce endocast (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web Researchers studied the endocasts of skulls belonging to hundreds of dinosaurs and extinct birds. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "After the dinosaurs went extinct, some birds shrank in body size and kept big brains," 23 Apr. 2020 CT scans of the skulls allowed them to look at the endocast, or imprint, of the brain on the skulls interior. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Ancient humans are having a moment. Here are the fascinating new things we've learned this week about our ancestors," 2 Apr. 2020 Previously, Beaudet studied the endocast of Little Foot, or the imprint of the brain preserved on the inside of the skull, along with her inner ear structure. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Ancient human ancestor 'Little Foot' had different head movements from us," 20 Mar. 2020 And the endocast, which was a little too large for a nonhuman ape of that age, had surface features characteristic of a human brain. Quanta Magazine, "How Humans Evolved Supersize Brains," 10 Nov. 2015 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 In subsequent decades, by uncovering and comparing other fossil skulls and endocasts, paleontologists documented one of the most dramatic transitions in human evolution. Quanta Magazine, "How Humans Evolved Supersize Brains," 10 Nov. 2015 In subsequent decades, by uncovering and comparing other fossil skulls and endocasts, paleontologists documented one of the most dramatic transitions in human evolution. Quanta Magazine, "How Humans Evolved Supersize Brains," 10 Nov. 2015 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

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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“Endocast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocast. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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endocast

noun
en·​do·​cast | \ ˈen-də-ˌkast How to pronounce endocast (audio) \

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