from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The act or process of chondrifying or of being converted into cartilage; the state of being chondrified.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Physiol.) Formation of, or conversion into, cartilage.
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- noun physiology The
formationof, or conversioninto, cartilage.
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The thyroid cartilage appears as two lateral plates, each chondrified from two centers and united in the mid-ventral line by membrane in which an additional center of chondrification develops.
In mammals, on the other hand, the process of chondrification is limited to the base of the skullthe roof and sides being covered in by membrane.
In the atlas, however, the entire bow persists and undergoes chondrification; it develops into the anterior arch of the bone, while the cartilage representing the body of the atlas forms the dens or odontoid process which fuses with the body of the second cervical vertebra.
In the shark and dog-fish this membranous cranium undergoes complete chondrification, and forms the cartilaginous skull or chondrocranium of these animals.
Vertebrates during the process of chondrification "(p. 44, 1838).