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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