Ectosteal Ec*tos"te*al, a. (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to ectostosis; as, ectosteal ossification. [1913 Webster] ||

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  • ectosteal — Relating to the external surface of a bone. [ecto + G. osteon, bone] * * * ect·os·te·al ek täs tē əl adj of or relating to the surface of a bone ect·os·te·al·ly ē adv * * * ec·tos·te·al (ek tosґte əl) pertaining to or situated on the outside …   Medical dictionary

  • ectosteal — adj. of the hardening of cartilage (from the outside to the inside) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ectosteal — ect·osteal …   English syllables

  • ectosteal — /ˈɛktoʊstil/ (say ektohsteel), /ˈɛktə / (say ektuh ) adjective relating to or situated on the outside of the bone …   Australian English dictionary

  • ectosteal — …   Useful english dictionary

  • ectostosis — ectosteal /ek tos tee euhl/, adj. ectosteally, adv. /ek to stoh sis, teuh /, n. the ossification of cartilage that begins under the perichondrium and proceeds inward. [ECT + OSTOSIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • ectostosis — |ekˌt+ noun (plural ectostoses) Etymology: New Latin, from ect + ostosis : bone formation beginning immediately beneath the perichondrium and surrounding or replacing the underlying cartilage compare endostosis * * * ectosteal /ek tos tee euhl/ …   Useful english dictionary

  • ectosteally — adverb see ectosteal …   Useful english dictionary

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