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Pronunciation: (shtīn'kern", -kûrn", stīn'-), [key]
n. Archaeol.
the fossilized outline of a hollow organic structure, as a skull or a mollusk shell, formed when mud or sediment consolidated within the structure and the structure itself disintegrated or dissolved. Also called endocast.

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