endostoses

endostosis

[en-do-stoh-sis, -duh-]
noun Anatomy.
bone formation beginning in the substance of cartilage.

Origin:
1865–70; end- + ostosis

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endostosis (ˌɛndɒsˈtəʊsɪs)
 
n , pl -ses
the conversion of cartilage into bone

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