Ceratobranchial
Ceratobranchial Cer`a*to*bran"chi*al, a. (Anat.) Pertaining to the bone, or cartilage, below the epibranchial in a branchial arch. -- n. A ceratobranchial bone, or cartilage. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • ceratobranchial — I. |serə(ˌ)tō+| adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cerat + branchial : belonging to the segment next below the epibranchial in a branchial arch II. noun ( s) : a ceratobranchial bone or cartilage …   Useful english dictionary

  • ceratobranchial — a long, deep, endochondral bone in the middle portion of the gill arches between the epibranchials and the hypobranchials. There are usually 5 pairs of ceratobranchials, absent in some Anguillidae, Polypterus and Calamoichthys. The fifth pair of… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • ceratobranchial — cer·a·to·branchial …   English syllables

  • muscle — muscleless, adj. muscly, adj. /mus euhl/, n., v., muscled, muscling, adj. n. 1. a tissue composed of cells or fibers, the contraction of which produces movement in the body. 2. an organ, composed of muscle tissue, that contracts to produce a… …   Universalium

  • Epibranchial — Ep i*bran chi*al, a. [Pref. epi + branchial.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the segment between the ceratobranchial and pharyngobranchial in a branchial arch. n. An epibranchial cartilage or bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hypobranchial — Hy po*bran chi*al, a. [Pref. hypo + branchial.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the segment between the basibranchial and the ceratobranchial in a branchial arch. n. A hypobranchial bone or cartilage …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sharovipteryx — Taxobox name = Sharovipteryx fossil range = Early Triassic image width = 200px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Sauropsida infraclassis = Archosauromorpha ordo = Prolacertiformes familia = Sharovipterygidae familia authority =… …   Wikipedia

  • Eurycheilichthys — Taxobox name = Eurycheilichthys regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Siluriformes familia = Loricariidae subfamilia = Hypoptopomatinae tribus = Otothyrini genus = Eurycheilichthys genus authority = Reis Schaefer,… …   Wikipedia

  • crumenal organ — bilaterally flattened pair of somewhat angular pouches or purses involving the last two gill arches and the anterior oesophagus whose posterior origin is supported by the fifth ceratobranchial and the posterodorsal tip of the fifth epibranchial… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • infrapharyngobranchial dental plate — a tooth bearing plate of dermal origin covering the upper surface of the fifth ceratobranchial. The plate may be divided into two parts with differing tooth types, e.g. in Merluccius. Also called lower pharyngeal bone …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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