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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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

has obo namespace

uberon/phenoscape-anatomy

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