A stapes endochondral element that is composed primarily of cartilage tissue. [ OBOL:automatic ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

editor note

TODO - check relationship to Recihert's



taxon notes

The stapes is homologous to the hyomandibula. In this ontology, we use the class 'hyomandibular cartilage' generally to include the future stapes, the future hyomandibular bone of teleosts and the unossified cartilage in sharks.