achondral bone
dermal bone (any of the superficial bones in Teleostomi derived from the dermis and overlying the deeper elements of the skull. Primitive fishes have more dermal bones than higher ones, e.g. the armour of Ostracodermi. Dermal bones are a form of membrane bones, i.e. they arose directly from connective tissue membranes without the cartilaginous precursors which precede endochondral bones. They may be divided into laterosensory canal bones that develop in relation to the sensory canals, bones derived from mesenchymous tissue and anamestic bones (q.v.). Also called covering, membrane and investing bones)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • investing bone — membrane bone (a bone which arises directly from connective tissue membranes without cartilaginous precursors. Includes dermal bones, as opposed to cartilage ones. Membrane bones are thin, laminar and located near the surface of the body. When… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • membrane bone — a bone which arises directly from connective tissue membranes without cartilaginous precursors. Includes dermal bones, as opposed to cartilage ones. Membrane bones are thin, laminar and located near the surface of the body. When the connective… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • covering bone — dermal bone (any of the the superficial bones in Teleostomi derived from the dermis and overlying the deeper elements of the skull. Primitive fishes have more dermal bones than higher ones, e.g. the armour of Ostracodermi. Dermal bones are a form …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dermal bone — any of the the superficial bones in Teleostomi derived from the dermis and overlying the deeper elements of the skull. Primitive fishes have more dermal bones than higher ones, e.g. the armour of Ostracodermi. Dermal bones are a form of membrane… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • os investientium — (plural ossa investientia)) membrane bone (a bone which arises directly from connective tissue membranes without cartilaginous precursors. Includes dermal bones, as opposed to cartilage ones. Membrane bones are thin, laminar and located near the… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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