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EMBRYONIC DEVELOPMENT & STEM CELL COMPENDIUM
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Meckel's Cartilage


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Meckel's cartilage is comprised of three distinct regions. The anterior and posterior regions undergo endochondral ossification and contribute to mandibular development, and to formation of the malleus and incus (ear bones) respectively. The middle region degenerates and gives rise to the sphenomandibular ligament.
Meckel's Cartilage
Multiple Ancestors Single Ancestor No Descendants Develops from Part of Parent