Chondrocranium - Chondrocranium


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The chondrocranium (or cartilaginous neurocranium) is the primitive cartilaginous skeletal structure of the fetal skull that grows to envelop the rapidly growing embryonic brain. In humans, the chondrocranium begins forming at 28 days from mesenchymal condensations and is fully formed between week 7 and 9 of fetal development.

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General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Chondrocranium