The conversion of a cartilaginous model to bone; the characteristic mode of formation for skeletal elements other than the bones of the cranium, the clavicles, and sesamoid bones.
replacement of cartilage by bone; also called intracartilaginous ossification
the process of replacement of the cartilagenous framework by osteoblasts with bone. (More? Musculoskeletal Notes)
type of bone formtion that begins with a cartilage model. Go to Bone Formation page.
A hyaline cartilage model is initially laid down which is then replaced by bone during endochondral ossification. It occurs in long bones (tibia, femur, etc.)
(ehn-do-KOHN-drawl ohs'-ih-fih-KA-shuhn) The development of bone such that bone tissue forms in replacement of hyaline cartilage.
Process by which bone tissue develops by replacing hyaline cartilage.
The process by which human bones form from cartilage.
Gr. endon - within; Gr. chondrion - cartilage; L. ossiculum - bone]. The process of bone formation from cartilage.
Endochondral ossification is one of two types of bone formation (ossification) and is the process responsible for much of the bone growth in vertebrate skeletons, especially in long bones. As the name might suggest (endo - within, chondro - root for cartilage), endochondral ossification occurs by replacement of hyaline cartilage.