TITLE

splanchnoskeleton

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2048
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "splanchnoskeleton" is presented. It refers to the cartilaginous or bony arches that encircle the pharyngeal portion of the digestive tract in primitive vertebrates such as fishes. It also refers to the bones derived from the branchial arches including the maxilla, mandible and malleus in the higher vertebrates.
ACCESSION #
21246352

 

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