Meckelian


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Meck`e´li`an


a.1.(Anat.) Pertaining to, or discovered by, J. F. Meckel, a German anatomist.
Meckelian cartilage
the cartilaginous rod which forms the axis of the mandible; - called also Meckel's cartilage.
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a, angular; art, articular; bo, basioccipital; d, dentary; ect, ectopterygoid; f, frontal; j, jugal; l, lacrimal; mcg, meckelian groove; mx, maxilla; n, nasal; op, opisthotic; p, parietal; pal, palatine; pf, postfrontal; pmx, premaxilla; po, postorbital; pp, postparietal; pro, prootic; prf, prefrontal; pbs, parabasisphenoid; pt, pterygoid; q, quadrate, qj, quadratojugal; so, supraoccipital; sp, splenial; sq, squamosal; st, supratemporal; sa, surangular; ta, tabular; v, vomer
The dentary bears a meckelian groove on its medial side (Fig.
Adductor mandibulae muscle inserting in triangular recess dorsal to Meckelian cartilage between dentary and articular.

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