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Anatomy Term: Meckel's cartilage
XAO ID: 0003085
Synonyms: cm
Definition: "Paired cartilaginous component of the lower jaw that fuses together through a median inferior labial cartilage, resulting in a single curved bar of cartilage by metamorphic climax. During metamorphosis it is surrounded by the developing dentale and goniale."
Stage Range: NF stage 43 to death
Marker Genes:
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
mandibular crest NF stage 15 to NF stage 42
Develops Into:
Parent(s): mandibular crest


Parent(s): cartilage element (is_a) lower jaw (part_of) mandibular arch (part_of)


References: NCBO BioPortal , Ontology Lookup Service
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