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pharyngeal arch cartilage

 

Definition: a cartilage bar in the mandibular arch that forms a temporary supporting structure in the embryonic mandible; the cartilagenous primordia of the malleus and incus develop from its proximal end, and it also gives rise to the sphenomandibular and anterior malleolar ligaments.

Synonym(s): mandibular cartilage, Meckel cartilage1

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