Definition of mentomeckelian in English:

mentomeckelian

(also mento-Meckelian, mento-meckelian)

adjective

Anatomy Zoology
  • Designating an element of the mandible in certain vertebrates that is formed by ossification of part of Meckel's cartilage.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William K. Parker (1823–1890), comparative anatomist and zoologist. From mento- + Meckelian.

Pronunciation

mentomeckelian

/ˌmɛntəʊmɛˈkiːlɪən/