neurocranium

noun

neu·​ro·​cra·​ni·​um ˌn(y)u̇r-ō-ˈkrā-nē-əm How to pronounce neurocranium (audio)
plural neurocraniums or neurocrania -nē-ə How to pronounce neurocranium (audio)
: the portion of the skull that encloses and protects the brain
neurocranial adjective

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“Neurocranium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/neurocranium. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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