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braincase

[′brān‚kās]
(anatomy)
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There are three basic ways in which the jaw is suspended from the brain case.
For all our ability to comprehend the wide universe, our internal universe is destined to disappear after an instant in time, leaving only the brain case as a reminder of our existence.
Yet adult mandrills, which possess fewer genetic similarities to baboons than mangabeys do, have an extended muzzle and a relatively large brain case that gives them a baboonlike look.
A wide, mammal-style brain case gives the animal its genus name--Hadrocodium, which is Greek for full head--Luo says.
These characteristics include a long, narrow brain case and eye sockets set relatively low on the face.
A small brain case topped by a bony crest resembles an explorer's helmet perched perilously above a colossal set of choppers.
The team assigned the child to modern Homo sapiens because of the shape of its brain case, the rounding of its forehead, and the slenderness of the limb bones.
The brain case appears low for an archaic human and shows significant widening toward the middle.
Her spinal column was pushed up into her brain case.