cartilago pharyngobranchialis


cartilago pharyngobranchialis
(plural cartilagines pharyngobranchiales))
pharyngobranchial (the deep, endochondral bone at the top of the gill arch. May bear the upper pharyngeal and a dentigerous plate. May occur on arches 1, 2, 3, 4. Also called super-pharyngeals or superior pharyngeals. Suprapharyngobranchials are never associated with teeth while infrapharyngobranchials may be associated with dermal plates bearing teeth)

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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