Ceratohyal


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Cer`a`to`hy´al


a.1.(Anat.) Pertaining to the bone, or cartilage, below the epihyal in the hyoid arch.
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9): branchiostegals 5, first branchiostegal small, thin, and attached to ventral surface of narrow portion of ceratohyal, following three branchiostegals blade-like in appearance and attached at ventrolateral surface of broad portion of ceratohyal; posteriormost branchiostegal broadest, articulating with ventral surface of epihyal; basihyal broad, spatulate, slightly emarginate, with only posterior third ossified (Fig.
The ligamentous part of that apparatus originates in the ceratohyal cartilage and extends from the stylohyoid to the lesser cornu of the hyoid bone.
Bony fishes were represented by a ceratohyal element of Pachyrhizodus caninus and bone fragments of Bananogmius cf.