Term: opercle ossification
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Name: opercle
Synonyms: opercles
Definition: Dermal bone that articulates anteriorly with the hyomandibula. The opercle is paired and typically the largest bone of the opercular series. It is derived from the neural crest and is located in 2nd pharyngeal arch.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000250]
Name: ossification
Synonyms: bone biosynthesis, bone formation, osteogenesis
Definition: The formation of bone or of a bony substance, or the conversion of fibrous tissue or of cartilage into bone or a bony substance.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0001503]   QuickGO   AmiGO