OBO ID: ZFA:0000578
Term Name: ceratohyal bone Search Ontology:
  • anterior ceratohyal
  • ceratohyal anterior
  • rostral ceratohyal
Definition: Endochondral bone that is bilaterally paired and articulates with the hypohyal cartilage or bone, dorsal and ventral hypohyals, and epihyal posteriorly. The ceratohyal bone begins as a ossification in the anterior portion of the ceratohyal cartilage (4.6 mm NL). The posterior end broadens and meets the epihyal in a pad of cartilage. The anterior end broadens and terminates in two heads (8.8 mm). The anterodorsal head forms a synchondrosis with the dorsal hypohyal and the anteroventral head forms a synchondrosis with the ventral hypohyal. All of the branchiostegal rays articulate with the ventral edge of the ceratohyal.
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0000578
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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