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membrane bone

a bone that develops from membranous tissue.
Compare cartilage bone.
Origin of membrane bone
1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • In Dipnoi the skull is mainly cartilaginous, but both cartilage- and membrane-bone occur also.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
British Dictionary definitions for membrane-bone

membrane bone

any bone that develops within membranous tissue, such as the clavicle and bones of the skull, without cartilage formation Compare cartilage bone
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membrane-bone in Medicine

membrane bone n.
A bone developed within the membrane of a connective tissue.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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