Meckel

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Mec·kel

(mek'ĕl),
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.

Mec·kel

(mek'ĕl),
Johann F., the elder, German anatomist and obstetrician, 1714-1774. See: Meckel band, Meckel cavity, Meckel ganglion, Meckel ligament, Meckel space.

Meckel

named after J.F. Meckel Jr, a German anatomist.

M's cartilage
ventral cartilage of the first branchial arch.
M's diverticulum
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.