from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The part of the skull that encloses the brain; the cranium. Also called brainpan.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The part of the skull that contains the brain; the cranium.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the part of the skull that encloses the brain.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as brain-box.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the part of the skull that encloses the brain
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Five fossil human skulls show how the shape of the face and braincase of early humans changed over the past 2.5 million years. (from left to right: Australopithecus africanus, 2.5 million years old; Homo rudolfensis, 1.9 million years old; Homo erectus, ~ 1 million years old; Homo heidelbergensis, ~350,000 years old; Homo sapiens, ~ 4,800 years old)
The image was so detailed that you could even make out the holes where blood vessels traveled from the animal's braincase.
Its teeth are noticably larger than the wolves of today, and it also had proportionately, a slightly smaller braincase.
I have a broken left wrist, broken left arm, and again rib damage, but my brain, braincase, and spine are all good.
Its braincase was shattered, the top of it missing.
As they both knelt down next to Muthr, Eva could see that more of the thick liquid had run out of the braincase, soaking into the sand all around her.
Personally, I thought it seemed more humane given that the first stroke of the knife seems to go right through the braincase, vs dropping the whole animal in boiling water as they are typically cooked.
Can something pressurized on the inside as I'm assuming for its braincase and those eyes be so weak on the outside?
The complete skull with the large braincase is, as you probably knew, a modern human - an adult male.
I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching oversized braincase and the opposable thumb -- this animal barely up from the apes -- will endure, will endure longer than his home planet, will spread out to the other planets -- to the stars and beyond -- carrying with him his honesty, his insatiable curiosity, his unlimited courage, and his noble essential decency.
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