chondrification


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chon·dri·fy

 (kŏn′drə-fī′)
v. chon·dri·fied, chon·dri·fy·ing, chon·dri·fies
v.tr.
To change (a tissue) into cartilage.
v.intr.
To develop into cartilage or become cartilaginous.

chon′dri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
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15] Moreover, long-term observations did not reveal any ossification or chondrification phenomena.
The second is the neurovascular theory; it is associated with chondrification defect of the thyroid lamina caused by the presence of the vessel and/or nerves.
Generally, bone length is increased during chondrification or enchondral ossification, while bone circumference expands during periosteal ossification.