endochondral

adjective en·do·chon·dral \ ˌen-də-ˈkän-drəl \

Definition of endochondral

: relating to, formed by, or being ossification that takes place from centers arising in cartilage and involves deposition of lime salts in the cartilage matrix followed by secondary absorption and replacement by true bony tissue

First Known Use of endochondral

1882


Medical Dictionary

endochondral

adjective en·do·chon·dral \ ˌen-də-ˈkän-drəl \

medical Definition of endochondral

: relating to, formed by, or being ossification that takes place from centers arising in cartilage and involves deposition of lime salts in the cartilage matrix followed by secondary absorption and replacement by true bony tissue — compare intramembranous 1, perichondral

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