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  • noun anatomy The part of the cranium that encloses the brain


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neuro- +‎ cranium


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  • Much of the diversity of dog skull shapes stems from variation between short and elongate skulls and from modularity of the face versus that of the neurocranium.

    "Intraspecific macroevolution" within domestic dog breeds - The Panda's Thumb 2010

  • Activation of mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPK) was observed in the Fgfr2+/P253R neurocranium with an increase in phosphorylated p38 as well as ERK1/2, whereas phosphorylated AKT and PKCalpha were not obviously changed as compared to those of wild-type controls.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles Yingli Wang 2010

  • 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 2010

  • Previous work has uncovered a role for Hh-signaling in zebrafish dorsal neurocranium patterning and chondrogenesis, however Hh-signaling mutants have not been described with respect to the ventral pharyngeal arch (PA) skeleton.

    BioMed Central - Latest articles Tyler Schwend 2009


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