endochondral ossification


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endochondral ossification

[¦en·dō′kän·drəl ‚äs·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(physiology)
The conversion of cartilage into bone. Also known as intracartilaginous ossification.
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The role of chondrocytes in intramembranous and endochondral ossification during distraction osteogenesis in the rabbit.