Ectostosis Ec`tos*to"sis, n. [NL. See {Ect-}, and {Ostosis}.] (Physiol.) A process of bone formation in which ossification takes place in the perichondrium and either surrounds or gradually replaces the cartilage. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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 — Ossification in cartilage beneath the perichondrium, or formation of bone beneath the periosteum. [ecto + G. osteon, bone, + osis, condition] * * * ec·to·sto·sis (ek″to stoґsis) [ecto + ostosis] ossification beneath the perichondrium of a… …   Medical dictionary

  • ectostosis — n. hardening of cartilage (from the outside inwards) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ectostosis — ect·os·to·sis …   English syllables

  • ectostosis — /ɛktɒsˈtoʊsəs/ (say ektos tohsuhs) noun the ossification of cartilage proceeding from without inward. {New Latin; from ect(o) + ostosis as in exostosis} …   Australian English dictionary

  • 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

  • Ectosteal — Ec*tos te*al, a. (Physiol.) Of or pertaining to ectostosis; as, ectosteal ossification. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ostosis — Os*to sis, n. [NL., from Gr. oste on a bone.] (Physiol.) Bone formation; ossification. See {Ectostosis}, and {Endostosis}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ect- — combining form or ecto Etymology: New Latin, from Greek ekto outside, from ektos, from ex out of, out more at ex 1. : outside …   Useful english dictionary

  • endostosis — |enˌd+ noun (plural endostoses) Etymology: New Latin, from end + ostosis : ossification beginning in the substance of a cartilage compare ectostosis * * * /en do stoh sis, deuh /, n. Anat. bone formation beginning in the substance of cartilage.… …   Useful english dictionary

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