Viscerocranium

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Viscerocranium may refer to one of two related concepts:

  • In human anatomy and development, viscerocranium usually refers to elements of the skull that are not part of the braincase (as opposed to the neurocranium), and which can be subdivided into:
  • In comparative anatomy of vertebrates, viscerocranium usually refers specifically to the splanchnocranium (as opposed to the endocranium and dermatocranium)