splanch·​no·​cra·​ni·​um ˌsplaŋk-nō-ˈkrā-nē-əm How to pronounce splanchnocranium (audio)
plural splanchnocraniums or splanchnocrania -nē-ə How to pronounce splanchnocranium (audio)
: the portion of the skull that arises from the first three branchial arches and forms the supporting structure of the jaws

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“Splanchnocranium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/splanchnocranium. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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