Mentomeckelian
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]

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  • mentomeckelian — the ossified tip of Meckel s cartilage. It fuses with the dentary in most Teleostei but is independent in Cyprinidae. Found in Amia and perhaps larval Salmonidae. Also called mentomandibular …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • mentomandibular — mentomeckelian …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cartilago meckeli — (plural cartilagines meckeli)) Meckel s cartilage (the functional lower jaw of Elasmobranchii and Holocephali, the embryonic lower jaw of other gnathostomous vertebrates which ossifies at least in part as the mentomeckelian, mediomeckelian,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • ceratomandibular cartilage — Meckel s cartilage (the functional lower jaw of Elasmobranchii and Holocephali, the embryonic lower jaw of other gnathostomous vertebrates which ossifies at least in part as the mentomeckelian, mediomeckelian, coronomeckelian, articular and… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Meckel's cartilage — the functional lower jaw of Elasmobranchii and Holocephali, the embryonic lower jaw of other gnathostomous vertebrates which ossifies at least in part as the mentomeckelian, mediomeckelian, coronomeckelian, articular and retroarticular. It… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • os mentomeckelium — (plural ossa mentomeckelia)) mentomeckelian (the ossified tip of Meckel s cartilage. It fuses with the dentary in most Teleostei but is independent in Cyprinidae. Found in Amia and perhaps larval Salmonidae. Also called mentomandibular) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • primary mandible — Meckel s cartilage (the functional lower jaw of Elasmobranchii and Holocephali, the embryonic lower jaw of other gnathostomous vertebrates which ossifies at least in part as the mentomeckelian, mediomeckelian, coronomeckelian, articular and… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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