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

Examples of endocast in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The study also shows the value of studying brain endocasts to look into the past. Laura Baisas, Popular Science, 17 Aug. 2023 This means relying on as many different lines of evidence as possible, from neuron count to endocasts to making comparisons with living animals. Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 28 Apr. 2023 Sizing Up Brain Casts Rogers at the University of Utah specializes in using the internal measurements from the skull of dinosaurs — aka ‘endocasts’ — and comparing them to brain models of their living relatives. Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 28 Apr. 2023 In some cases, scientists might also make an endocast or a 3D representation of the brain cavity made in a similar method to a jello mold. Sara Novak, Discover Magazine, 29 Mar. 2023 Researchers can, however, infer the size and shape of an animal’s OB by looking at an endocast — essentially, an imprint of the brain left on the interior of the skull. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, 11 June 2019 Researchers studied the endocasts of skulls belonging to hundreds of dinosaurs and extinct birds. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 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, 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, 20 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of endocast was in 1949

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“Endocast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endocast. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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