mentomeckelian definition

  • adjective:
    • Of or relating to the chin and reduced jaw.
    • Of or pertaining to the chin and lower jaw.
  • noun:
    • The bone or cartilage developing the anterior extremity of lower jaw in some pets.
    • A distal unit of Meckel's cartilage around which the reduced jaw ossifies, as distinguished from a proximal unit which is converted into a part of the suspensorium associated with jaw or an ossicle regarding the ear.
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