ectostosis definition

  • noun:
    • an ongoing process of bone tissue formation for which ossification happens in the perichondrium and either surrounds or gradually replaces the cartilage.
    • a procedure of bone formation for which ossification happens within the perichondrium and either surrounds or gradually replaces the cartilage.
    • That type of ossification of cartilage which starts in or straight away in perichondrium; additionally, development of bone tissue from without inward; periosteal ossification.
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