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Splanchnocranium

Definition
noun, plural: splanchnocrania
The portion of the vertebrate skull derived from the embryonic pharyngeal arches that give rise to mandible, auditory ossicles,
hyoid bone and distinct processes of the skull.
Supplement
The skull consists of three distinct parts: neurocranium, dermatocranium and splanchnocranium (viscerocranium).
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