splanchnocranium


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splanchnocranium

[¦splaŋk·nə′krā·nē·əm]
(anatomy)
Portions of the skull derived from the primitive skeleton of the gill apparatus.
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Evaluation of the CT images revealed a depressed fracture of the right region of the splanchnocranium, including frontal, postorbital, and parietal bones as well as intracerebral hemorrhage (Figure 1 & 2).
This fact is interesting; the cranial size determination is multifactorial and because the splanchnocranium and the calvaria of the neurocranium development reaches mature dimensions influenced by epigenetics factors of high variability among populations, geographical regions, socioeconomic strata, and so on.