[kon-droh-krey-nee-uh m] /ˌkɒn droʊˈkreɪ ni əm/

noun, plural chondrocraniums, chondrocrania
[kon-droh-krey-nee-uh] /ˌkɒn droʊˈkreɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
a braincase composed of cartilage rather than bone, as the skull of sharks and of the vertebrate embryo before ossification.

chondrocranium chon·dro·cra·ni·um (kŏn’drō-krā’nē-əm)
The cartilaginous parts of the developing skull.


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