OBO ID: ZFA:0001406
Term Name: kinethmoid bone Search Ontology:
Definition: Small median unpaired dermal sesamoid bone in the premaxillary-ethmoid ligament between the mesethmoid and the premaxilla that enhances the protractability of the upper jaw. It forms in the premaxillary-ethmoid ligament. The kinethmoid arose de novo in the ancestor of Cypriniformes, the only group within Ostariophysi, in which it is found (Fink and Fink, 1981).
Appears at: Larval:Days 21-29 (21d-30d, 7.8mm, 10 teeth)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0001406
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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