a cast of the inside of the cranium, as of a fossil skull, used to determine brain size and shape.
a cast made of the inside of a cranial cavity to show the size and shape of the brain: used esp in anthropology Sometimes shortened to endocast
[en-doh-krey-nee-uh m] /ˌɛn doʊˈkreɪ ni əm/ noun, plural endocrania [en-doh-krey-nee-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈkreɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the inner lining membrane of the skull; the dura mater. 2. the inside surface of the skull. /ˌɛndəʊˈkreɪnɪəm/ noun (pl) -nia (-nɪə) 1. (anatomy) the thick fibrous membrane that lines the cranial cavity and forms the outermost […]
[en-duh-krin, -krahyn, -kreen] /ˈɛn də krɪn, -ˌkraɪn, -ˌkrin/ Anatomy, Physiology adjective, Also, endocrinal [en-duh-krahyn-l, -kreen-l] /ˌɛn dəˈkraɪn l, -ˈkrin l/ (Show IPA), endocrinic [en-duh-krin-ik] /ˈɛn dəˈkrɪn ɪk/ (Show IPA), . 1. secreting internally into the blood or lymph. 2. of or relating to an or its secretion. noun 3. an internal secretion; hormone. 4. . […]
noun 1. a natural or synthetic chemical that mimics or blocks the action of a natural hormone and that may disrupt the body’s endocrine system.
noun 1. any of various glands, as the thyroid, adrenal, and pituitary glands, that secrete certain substances or hormones directly into the blood or lymph; ductless gland. noun 1. any of the glands that secrete hormones directly into the bloodstream, including the pituitary, pineal, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, testes, ovaries, and the pancreatic islets of Langerhans […]