endochondral ossification

noun

Definition of endochondral ossification

: ossification taking place from centers arising in cartilage and involving deposition of lime salts in the cartilage matrix followed by secondary absorption and replacement by true bony tissue — compare intermembranous ossification

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“Endochondral ossification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endochondral%20ossification. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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