endochondral

endochondral
refers to skeletal elements which are formed in cartilage and which later ossify. Also called replacement bone because it gradually replaces the pre-existing cartilage

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  • Endochondral — En do*chon dral, a. [Endo + Gr. ? cartilage.] (Physiol.) Growing or developing within cartilage; applied esp. to developing bone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endochondral — en|do|chon|dral auch: en|do|chond|ral 〈[ çɔn ] Adj.〉 = enchondral * * * en|chon|dral, endochondral <Adj.> [zu griech. en = in u. chóndros = Knorpel] (Med.): im Knorpel liegend, aus Knorpel entstehend. en|do|chon|dral: ↑enchondral …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Endochondral ossification — is one of the two processes during fetal development of the mammalian skeletal system in which bone tissue is created. It is also an essential process during the rudimentary formation of long bones, [Netter, Frank H. (1987), Musculoskeletal… …   Wikipedia

  • Endochondral bone — Any bone that develops in and replaces cartilage. The cartilage is partially or entirely destroyed by the process of calcification. The cartilage is then resorbed (reabsorbed), leaving bone in its place. Many bones are formed this way,… …   Medical dictionary

  • endochondral — adjective Date: 1882 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • endochondral — adjective Within cartilage …   Wiktionary

  • endochondral — SYN: intracartilaginous. [endo + G. chondros, cartilage] * * * en·do·chon·dral .en də kän drəl adj relating to, formed by, or being ossification that takes place from centers arising in cartilage and involves deposition of lime salts in the… …   Medical dictionary

  • endochondral — en|do|chon|dral 〈[ çɔn ] Adj.〉 = enchondral …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • endochondral — en|do|chon|dral* [...çɔn...] vgl. ↑enchondral …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • endochondral — en·do·chondral …   English syllables

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