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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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That portion of the skull enclosing the brain. Also known as braincase.
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1. the skull of a vertebrate
2. the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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