Definition of ultimobranchial in English:

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ultimobranchial

Pronunciation: /ˌəltəmōˈbraNGkēəl/

adjective

Zoology
Relating to or denoting a gland in the neck that in many lower vertebrates regulates the calcium level in the body.
Example sentences
  • The fourth pharyngeal pouch endoderm gives rise to superior parathyroid glands and the ultimobranchial body.
  • Intrathyroidal lymphoepithelial cysts are benign lesions that are strongly associated with chronic inflammatory conditions of the thyroid, and which are probably derived from ultimobranchial body remnants.
  • However, most of the cells which formed the cluster in the ultimobranchial body of snake were positive.

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Syllabification: ul·ti·mo·bran·chi·al

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