from The Century Dictionary.
- noun That form of ossification of cartilage which begins in or immediately under the perichondrium; also, growth of bone from without inward; periosteal ossification.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Physiol.) A process of bone formation in which ossification takes place in the perichondrium and either surrounds or gradually replaces the cartilage.
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- noun physiology A process of
bone formationin which ossificationtakes place in the perichondriumand either surrounds or gradually replaces the cartilage.
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ecto- + ostosis
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