hyomandibular cleft


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hyomandibular cleft

[¦hī·ō‚man′dib·yə·lər ′kleft]
(embryology)
The space between the hyoid arch and the mandibular arch in the vertebrate embryo.
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A small sensory structure that develops in association with the hyomandibular cleft in vertebrate embryos (von Bartheld, 1990) is retained beyond early embryological development in only a few vertebrates (Simonetta, 1953).
On the hyomandibular clefts and pseudobranchs of Lepidosterous and Amia.