Meckelian
Meckelian Meck*e"li*an, a. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, J. F. Meckel, a German anatomist. [1913 Webster]

{Meckelian cartilage}, the cartilaginous rod which forms the axis of the mandible; -- called also {Meckel's cartilage}. [1913 Webster]


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  • meckelian — meck·e·lian …   English syllables

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  • Meckelian cartilage — Meckelian Meck*e li*an, a. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, J. F. Meckel, a German anatomist. [1913 Webster] {Meckelian cartilage}, the cartilaginous rod which forms the axis of the mandible; called also {Meckel s cartilage}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meckelian groove — The Meckelian groove (or Meckel s groove, Meckelian fossa, or Meckelian foramen, or Meckelian canal) is an opening in the medial (inner) surface of the mandible (lower jaw) which exposes the Meckelian cartilage.[1] Modern eutherian mammals (which …   Wikipedia

  • Meckelian cartilage — The Meckelian Cartilage, also known as Meckel s Cartilage , is a piece of cartilage ( gristle ) from which the mandibles (lower jaws) of vertebrates evolved. Originally it was the lower of two cartilages which supported the first gill arch… …   Wikipedia

  • meckelian bar — meˈkēlēən noun or meckelian cartilage or meckelian rod Usage: usually capitalized M Etymology: Johann F. Meckel died 1833 + English ian : meckel s cartilage …   Useful english dictionary

  • meckelian cartilage — noun see meckelian bar …   Useful english dictionary

  • meckelian rod — noun see meckelian bar …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meckelian canal — Meckel s foramen …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Meckelian fossa — Meckel s foramen …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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