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Anatomy Term: branchial arch 2
XAO ID: 0000449
Synonyms: fourth visceral arch, second branchial arch
Definition: "The second pharyngeal/branchial arch; it arises as a thickening of the pharygeal wall between the first and second branchial clefts; contains the second aortic arch; forms part of the hyoid bone, tongue and facial musculature."
Stage Range: NF stage 32 to death
Marker Genes:
Develops From:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
visceral pouch 4 NF stage 25 to NF stage 44
Develops Into:
Anatomy Item Stage Range
gill primordium NF stage 35 and 36 to NF stage 39
Parent(s): visceral pouch 4


Parent(s): branchial arch (is_a)


References: Ontology Lookup Service , XB ANATOMY ONTOLOGY