Definitions

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  • adj. Located in soft tissue rather than in the bones

Etymologies

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extra- +‎ skeletal

Examples

  • As their studies showed, a neuropeptide in the brain known as Substance P appears to trigger the formation of the extraskeletal bone, but through its elimination, this abnormal growth, also known as heterotopic ossification, can be prevented.

    FOXNews.com

  • When someone with FOP is born, we don't have any evidence that there is any of the extraskeletal bone that has started.

    Scientific American

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