Splenial bone
Splenial Sple"ni*al, a. [L. splenium a plaster, a patch, Gr. ???? a bandage.] (Anat.) (a) Designating the splenial bone. (b) Of or pertaining to the splenial bone or splenius muscle. [1913 Webster]

{Splenial bone} (Anat.), a thin splintlike bone on the inner side of the proximal portion of the mandible of many vertebrates. [1913 Webster]


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  • Splenial — Sple ni*al, a. [L. splenium a plaster, a patch, Gr. ???? a bandage.] (Anat.) (a) Designating the splenial bone. (b) Of or pertaining to the splenial bone or splenius muscle. [1913 Webster] {Splenial bone} (Anat.), a thin splintlike bone on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Splenial — Sple ni*al, n. (Anat.) The splenial bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • splenial — I. ˈsplēnēəl adjective Etymology: in senses 1 & 2, from New Latin splenius + English al; in sense 3, from New Latin splenium + English al 1. : of, relating to, or being a thin membrane bone on the inner side of the mandible of many vertebrates… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Splenial — The splenial is a small bone in the lower jaw of reptiles, amphibians and birds, usually located on the lingual side (closest to the tongue) between the angular and suprangular …   Wikipedia

  • splenial — 1) a dermal bone carrying a sensory canal, e.g. in Amia. Also called sesamoid angular or submandibular 2) coronoid (a paired dermal bone bearing teeth located on the upper edge of Meckel s cartilage. One pair is found in Acipenseridae and two… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dentary splenial — dentary splenial, the fused dentary and splenial bones, or a bone which takes the place of those two in forming the jaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • d bone — coronomeckelian (a small bone on the postero lateral part of Meckel s cartilage of the lower jaw. Often a point of insertion of the adductor mandibulae muscle. Also called sesamoid angular, supraangular, sesamoid articular, articular sesamoid,… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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  • Mandible — This article is about the vertebrate jawbone. For the human jawbone, see human mandible. For other uses, see Mandible (disambiguation). Sperm whale mandible In vertebrates, the mandible, lower jaw or jawbone is a bone forming the skull with the… …   Wikipedia

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