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Basicranial axis



basicranial axis

basicranial axis ba·si·cra·ni·al axis (bā’sĭ-krā’nē-əl)
n.
A line connecting the basion to the midpoint of the sphenoethmoidal suture of the cranium.
Historical Examples

Of these, one of the largest is the parasphenoid which, in Ichthyopsids, is found underlying the basicranial axis.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

In front of the presphenoid the basicranial axis is continued by the mesethmoid.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

The posterior part of the craniofacial axis, which has relations only with the cranium, is called the basicranial axis.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

In the Cervidae and Giraffidae the face is not bent down on the basicranial axis as it is in the Bovidae.
The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

The basicranial axis is straight, and the fontanelle in the lachrymal region is very large.
The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard

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