meckel's cartilage

meckel's cartilage defined in 1951 year

meckel's cartilage - meckel's cartilage;
meckel's cartilage - Bar of cartilage, one forming each side of lower jaw of embryo gnathostome vertebrate, and of adult elasmo-branch. In most other adult vertebrates it becomes reduced, and partly ossified as articular, which (except in mammals, See also: Ear ossicles) always forms hinge of lower jaw, rest of lower jaw being composed of dermal bones. Represents part of a visceral arch.

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