cranium


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cranium:

see skullskull,
the skeletal structure of the head, composed of the facial and cranial bones. The skull houses and protects the brain and most of the chief sense organs; i.e., the eyes, ears, nose, and tongue.
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cranium

[′krā·nē·əm]
(anatomy)
That portion of the skull enclosing the brain. Also known as braincase.

cranium

1. the skull of a vertebrate
2. the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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Crutches, wooden legs, artificial arms, steel hooks, caoutchouc jaws, silver craniums, platinum noses, were all to be found in the collection; and it was calculated by the great statistician Pitcairn that throughout the Gun Club there was not quite one arm between four persons and two legs between six.
And indeed the latter proved to be the truth, for this strange growth upon the craniums of the plant men of Barsoom represents the thousand ears of these hideous creatures, the last remnant of the strange race which sprang from the original Tree of Life.
And then into the clearing strode Numa, the lion-- majestic and mighty, and from a deep chest issued the moan and the cough and the rumbling roar that set stiff hairs to bristling from shaggy craniums down the length of mighty spines.
However, even at the time of its discovery's announcement in June 2017, researchers said the shape of its braincase, or cranium, indicated that the human (https://www.
Because cranium size is a good indicator of brain size, the findings suggest that Neanderthals' large brains took longer to grow to adult size than our brains do.
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The manipulation of elements of the human cranium and mandible--or, in some cases, the cranium alone (1)--has implications for the reconstruction of social structure and a range of funerary practices linked to ritual and social interactions in the past.
At one of these sites, discovered in 1993, a partially buried cranium surrounded by what appeared to be a dismantled stone feature was found (Ranford, 1994:84).
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INTRODUCTION: Minor variations in the ossicles of the cranium have aroused the curiosity of anatomists for many decades (1).
The scientists applied the powerful methods of 3-D geometric morphometrics to compare the shape of the LB1 cranium (the skull minus the lower jaw) to many fossil humans, as well as a large sample of modern human crania suffering from microcephaly and other pathological conditions.