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Term: Meckel's cartilage osteoclast
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: Meckel's cartilage
Synonyms: ventral mandibular cartilage
Definition: Meckel's cartilage is the bilaterally paired, rod-like, cartilaginous ventral component of the lower jaw, or ventral mandibular arch. It is typically resorbed in adults.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001205]
Name: osteoclast
Synonyms: chondroclast
Definition: A specialized phagocytic cell associated with the absorption and removal of the mineralized matrix of bone tissue, which typically differentiates from monocytes.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0009047]