desmocranium

noun
des·mo·cra·ni·um | \ ˌdez-mə-ˈkrā-nē-əm, ˌdes-, -mō- \
plural desmocraniums or desmocrania\-nē-ə \

Medical Definition of desmocranium 

: the earliest mesenchymal precursor of the chondrocranium

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