ectostosis

noun
ect·​os·​to·​sis | \ ¦ekˌt+ \
plural ectostoses

Definition of ectostosis

: bone formation beginning immediately beneath the perichondrium and surrounding or replacing the underlying cartilage — compare endostosis

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History and Etymology for ectostosis

New Latin, from ect- + -ostosis

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“Ectostosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ectostosis. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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