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 tissue

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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 — 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 …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • 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

  • endochondral — adj. within the material of a cartilage …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • endochondral — |en(ˌ)dō+ adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary end + chondr + al : occurring within the substance of cartilage used chiefly of bone and bone formation; compare perichondral …   Useful english dictionary

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