Meckel’s cartilage

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Meckel’s cartilage

A cartilaginous bar that develops in the first branchial arch and later forms part of the maxilla, mandible and the incus (of the auditory ossicles), the latter two of which remain connected in the adult by the sphenomandibular and anterior malleolar ligaments.