ectethmoid


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ectethmoid

[ek′teth‚mȯid]
(anatomy)
Either one of the lateral cellular masses of the ethmoid bone.
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episcopus (internal 1) share the characters: present transpalatine process (character 34, condition 1); present emargination of the retrodorsal edge of the postorbital process (character 33, condition 1); conspicuous intercotilaris crest (character 30, condition 0); conspicuous coronoid process (character 29, condition 1); short orbital process of the quadrate (character 20, condition 1); reduced ectethmoid body (character 11, condition 1); zygomatic process about 50% of the distance between its origin and the jugal bar (character 8, condition 1) and short postorbital process (character 5, condition 1).
In all the observed species the lacrimal is found absent and the ectethmoid developed only in C.
Axis 2 is heavily weighted positively to more slender humerus and broader cranium and negatively to larger lateral ectethmoid foramen and longer postorbital process.