tooth-bearing dermal bones, sometimes associated with endochondral bones. These bones are found on the mandibles, the tongue, the mouth cavity and the branchial apparatus. The teeth are formed independently of the bones but later in development join them by means of an intermediate tooth plate or by connective fibres

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