intramembranous ossification


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intramembranous ossification

[‚in·trə′mem·brə·nəs ‚äs·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(histology)
Formation of bone tissue directly from connective tissue without a preliminary cartilage stage.
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Endochondral ossification predominates over intramembranous ossification in this region.
A model for intramembranous ossification during fracture healing'.
In the eighth week of gestation, intramembranous ossification begins on the membrane that covers the cartilaginous nasal capsule.

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