Endochondral bone that forms the posteriormost element of the palatal complex. It overlies the quadrate and symplectic, posteriorly it articulates with the hyomandibula and anteriorly with the entopterygoid and ectopterygoid. It curves dorsally to form the posteroventral surface of the orbit. The metapterygoid is paired. [ http://zfin.org/curator ]

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Term information

plural term
metapterygoids [ TAO : 0000240 ]
definition
  • Endochondral bone that forms the posteriormost element of the palatal complex. It overlies the quadrate and symplectic, posteriorly it articulates with the hyomandibula and anteriorly with the entopterygoid and ectopterygoid. It curves dorsally to form the posteroventral surface of the orbit. The metapterygoid is paired.
has exact synonym
  • metapterygoids
id
  • UBERON:2000240
provenance notes
  • This class was sourced from an external ontology (teleost_anatomy). Its definitions, naming conventions and relationships may need to be checked for compatibility with uberon