braincase braincase


  • (n) the part of the skull that encloses the brain



  1. Scientists determined the age of the skull, unearthed near Hofmeyr, South Africa, by testing the levels of radiation in sand that had filled the braincase.
  2. That loss in muscle strength, they say, allowed the braincase and brain to grow larger.
  3. The mix of characteristics wasn't precisely what the experts expected--they were looking to see smaller, more specialized teeth and a larger braincase.
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repudiate repudiate
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