Endoskeletal elements that encase the brain, nose, inner ear[cjm]. that part of the neurocranium formed by endochondral ossification and comprising the bones of the base of the skull[TFD]. [ http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/chondrocranium http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chondrocranium ]

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vertebrate_core

definition

Endoskeletal elements that encase the brain, nose, inner ear[cjm]. that part of the neurocranium formed by endochondral ossification and comprising the bones of the base of the skull[TFD].

editor note

we follow the standard evolutionary classification and treat this as endoskeletal. This means what MA calls 'chondrocranium' must in fact be neurocranium, as it includes parts of the dermatocranium (e.g. frontal, parietal)

external definition

Anatomical cluster that is part of the cranium and composed of cartilage and cartilage replacement bones.[TAO]

Anatomical cluster that is part of the cranium and composed of cartilage and cartilage replacement bones.[AAO]

has related synonym

neurocranium

calvarium

has relational adjective

chondrocranial

id

UBERON:0002241

taxon notes

covers the brain dorsally in chondrichthyans