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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RSPH9 (radial spoke head 9 homolog) on 6p21.1 and STK38L (serine/threonine kinase 38 like) on 12p11.22 may play a role in the membranous ossification process.
The ends ossify by endochondral ossification whereas the shaft ossifies via membranous ossification. During adolescence uniquely a secondary epiphyseal ossification center appears at the medial end of the clavicle that results in growth and remodeling of the bone till complete fusion occurs at approximately22 years.
Later on, the rapid process of membranous ossification of the jaw determines the formation of the mandibular canal, being able to configure this division.6

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