ceratobranchial love



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  • adj. Relating to the bone or cartilage below the epibranchial in a branchial arch.
  • n. A ceratobranchial bone or cartilage.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the bone, or cartilage, below the epibranchial in a branchial arch.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noting the principal and median piece of a branchial arch in fishes.
  • n. In Owen's nomenclature of the parts of a hyoid bone, that bone which, in vertebrates below mammals, is borne upon the end of the hypobranchial, and, in a bird for instance, forms the terminal portion of the greater cornu of the hyoid, the hypobranchial and ceratobranchial together forming the so-called thyrohyal, which curves up behind the skull.
  • n. In later nomenclature, same as the apohyal of some authors and the hypobranchial of Owen.


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  • Results con/disp1 mutants display reduced and dysmorphic mandibular and hyoid arch cartilages and lack all ceratobranchial cartilage elements.

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