Meckel(redirected from M's cartilage)
Johann F., the younger, German comparative anatomist and embryologist, 1781-1833. See: Meckel scan, Meckel syndrome, Meckel cartilage, Meckel diverticulum, Meckel plane, Meckel-Gruber syndrome.
named after J.F. Meckel Jr, a German anatomist.
ventral cartilage of the first branchial arch.
a congenital sac or appendage occasionally found in the ileum; a relic of a fetal structure that connects the yolk sac with the intestinal cavity of the embryo. In horses persistence of this structure has caused acute intestinal obstruction by creating a torsion of the ileum.