Meckel Meck·el (měk'əl), Johann Friedrich. 1781-1833.
German anatomist and embryologist known for his comprehensive descriptions of congenital defects.
Moreover, meckel has found that deaf-mutism is more frequently met with in flour-mills than elsewhere.
Yet at heart meckel was a transcendentalist of the German school.
The famed meckel received his famed patient with a nobleness worthy of the heroic ages.
The incus, or anvil-bone, may be formed from part of meckel's cartilage.
meckel's cartilage is of course not seen in the dried skull.
meckel's cartilage lies in a groove on its under surface, and projects beyond it in front.
The part of meckel's cartilage which in most vertebrates ossifies, forming the articular bone, remains unossified in the Frog.
The first discussion of the comparative variability of the sexes was broached about a century ago by an anatomist, meckel.
Posteriorly, meckel's cartilage is dorsal to the angulosplenial.
It is very interesting (as well as amusing), in view of subsequent ideas about variability, to note what meckel said.