Definitions

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  • n. A cast made of the mould formed by the impression the brain makes on the inside of the neurocranium, providing a replica of the brain with most of the details of its outer surface.

Etymologies

endocranial cast (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In one section, Ms. Falk declares: "Dart had mistakenly identified the lambdoid suture of the skull that had been imprinted on Taung's endocast as the lunate sulcus!"

    Bones That Tell a Tale

  • Professor Falk's team scanned all 21 skulls into a computer and then created a "virtual endocast" using specialist software.

    Tiny Humans Found in Indonesia Are New Species

  • Ralph Holloway produced an endocast, the joins between the fragments are good, and the volume of 752 cc was measured by water displacement.

    Of Homind Facial Reconstructions, Transitional Fossils, and Lazy Creationists

  • A previous study of LB1's endocast revealed that large parts of the frontal lobe and other anatomical features were consistent with higher cognitive processes.

    Posthuman Blues

  • The cranium of the young male was scanned at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility to create an endocast, a model of the impressions left on the inside of the cranium by the brain.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • The endocast was made by scanning the interior of the skull at the Quinze-Vingts Hospital in Paris to obtain a picture of the impression left by the brain on the neurocranium.

    Home | Mail Online

  • An endocast from Australopithecus africanus, a roughly 3-million-year-old South African hominid species, looks similar to that of LB1, Falk said.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • Although small in size, LB1's endocast displays a humanlike shape, Falk asserted.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • Falk compared a cast of the cranium's inner surface, or endocast, obtained from the partial hobbit skeleton LB1 to endocasts from both modern humans and from other fossil skulls in the human evolutionary family, called hominids for short.

    dailyindia.com News Feed

  • I've put up a website providing a range of supplementary information pertaining to the braincase, cranial endocast, and inner ear.

    PALAEOBLOG

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