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quadrate

 [kwod´rāt]
square or squared.

qua·drate

(kwah'drāt),
Having four equal sides; square.
[L. quadratus, square]

quadrate

/quad·rate/ (kwod´rāt) square or squared.

quadrate

(kwŏd′rāt′, -rĭt)
n.
1.
a. A square or cube.
b. An approximately square or cubic area, space, or object.
2. Zoology A bone or cartilaginous structure of the skull, joining the upper and lower jaws in birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians.
adj.
1. Having four sides and four angles; square or rectangular.
2. Zoology Of or being the quadrate bone or cartilage.

quad·rate

(kwahd'rāt)
Having four equal sides; square.
[L. quadratus, square]

quadrate

a cartilage bone at the back end of the upper jaw in the majority of vertebrates. In mammals it becomes the INCUS of the ear, but in most other vertebrates forms the articulation of the lower jaw.

quadrate

square or squared.
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Histopathologic evaluation of the quadrate bone was consistent with normal bone.
7,9) Advanced imaging in this patient revealed an accumulation of material similar to that seen in the bulla of dogs and cats but located in the quadrate bone.
6'12) In some birds the ligamentum columello-squamosum originates from the tympanic process, a continuation of the stapes, and crosses the middle ear cavity to insert on the ventral edge of the otic process of the quadrate bone.