OBO ID: ZFA:0000323
Term Name: mesethmoid bone Search Ontology:
  • ethmoid bone
Definition: Median unpaired cartilage bone that ossifies as a perichondral lamellae ensheathing the nasal septum anterodorsally and laterally (Harrington, 1955). In adult D. rerio, the center of the mesethmoid remains cartilaginous (Cubbage & Mabee, 1996). The mesethmoid meets the supraethmoid dorsally, the lateral ethmoids posterolaterally, and the vomer and parasphenoid ventrally in synostoses. Anterolaterally the mesethmoid meets the preethmoids in synchondroses.
Appears at: Larval:Days 21-29 (21d-30d, 7.8mm, 10 teeth)
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0000323
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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