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 Webster]


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  • 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 cartilage — noun see meckelian bar …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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] …   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 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

  • Meckel's 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

  • Meckel's cartilage — Head and neck of a human embryo eighteen weeks old, with Meckel’s cartilage and hyoid bar exposed …   Wikipedia

  • Recapitulation theory — The theory of recapitulation, also called the biogenetic law or embryological parallelism and often expressed as ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny is a disproven hypothesis that in developing from embryo to adult, animals go through stages… …   Wikipedia

  • Mentomeckelian — Men to*meck*e li*an, a. [1st mental + Meckelian.] (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the chin and lower jaw. n. The bone or cartilage forming the anterior extremity of the lower jaw in some adult animals and the young of others. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gnathostomata — Taxobox name = Gnathostomata fossil range = fossilrange|462|0Late Ordovician Recent image width= 200px image caption = Gnathostomata are jawed vertebrates regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata infraphylum = Gnathostomata… …   Wikipedia

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