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Medical Term:

Meckel band

Pronunciation: mek′ĕl


the portion of the anterior ligament of the malleus that extends from the base of the anterior process through the petrotympanic fissure to attach to the spine of the sphenoid.

See: anterior ligament of malleus

Synonym(s): Meckel ligament

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