endochondral

adjective
en·​do·​chon·​dral | \ ˌen-də-ˈkän-drəl How to pronounce endochondral (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Endochondral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endochondral. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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endochondral

adjective
en·​do·​chon·​dral | \ ˌen-də-ˈkän-drəl How to pronounce endochondral (audio) \

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 sense 1, perichondral

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