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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DIFFERENTIATED POSTNATAL GROWTH OF THE NEUROCRANIUM AND SPLANCHNOCRANIUM IN DOMESTIC EQUINES
At 2.5 years, he showed cranium hypoplasia over the splanchnocranium, a large head compared with the rest of the body, a protruding forehead, depressed nasal bridge, underdeveloped mandible, and a micropenis (Figure 1(b)).
The comments can relate to Tchernavin who notes that during the migration of fish upstream, Atlantic salmon undergo a series of changes in the morphology of the proximal splanchnocranium, described especially in males (Sugiura et al., 2004), observed in both sexes of Atlantic salmon, a significant demineralization in the vertebrae.