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a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the middle of the ethmoid region or ethmoid bone.
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In the marabou stork, air flow passes into a mass of trabecular bone within the mesethmoid bones over a sheet of muscle attached to the left palatine bone cranial to the orbit and continues beneath the left eyeball, leaving the orbit by an opening in the orbital floor which gives direct access to the ventral air pouch (Fig 3).
One of the few variations in this bone among species of Neomorphinae is found in Neomorphus geoffroyi, Morococcyx and Geococcyx, where the dorsal process is less developed and is partially fused with the mesethmoid, thus providing a large aperture for the medial orbitonasal foramen.
One of these features concerns the 'anteroventral margin of prevomer situating well posteriorly to anteroventral margin of mesethmoid' (32: 0 [right arrow] 1).
2): posterodorsal portion of mesethmoid (or of supraethmoid) being markedly compressed transversally when seen in dorsal view (34: 0 [right arrow] 1, not reverted within taxa examined of this clade C13, but occurring independently in some groups outside the clade, e.g.
A monogeneric atheriniform family with the parasphenoid concave rather than convex, parasphenoid myodomes present; mesethmoid morphology unique, nasal septum formed by ethmoid and mesethmoid; parietals not contributing to posttemporal fossa; anterior vertebral parapophyses with lateral ridges; interdorsals absent; cleithrum dorsal enclosure absent; membrane just posterior to genital opening; and pelvic posteromedial process elongate.
owstoni: "Cranium thin and papery; interorbital space and occiput flat, the former about 3.3 times in base of the cranium; preocular, postocular, tympanic and parietal spines present, but small and weak; nuchal spines sometimes present; supraocular and coronal spines absent; cranial ridges absent except for the parietal ridges which are low but never scaled over; parietals separated; mesethmoid processes never directed upward; base of cranium markedly curved; ventral process of basisphenoid feeble, never attached to the parasphenoid; nasal spines low, but strong; preorbital lobes without spines; second suborbital bone much wider than long.
Without mesethmoid cartilage along dorsal and lateral margins, but with cartilage along anterior and dorsal margin of parasphenoid.
Development of dorsal mesethmoid spine at the anterior margin of external nares, between angles of premaxillaries: 1- elevation of the ossified portion of the mesethmoid to, or near to the level of the dorsal surfaces of the premaxillaries; 2- no such elevation.