membrane bone


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membrane bone

n.
A bone that forms directly in membranous connective tissue, as some cranial bones, instead of developing from cartilage.

membrane bone

n
(Anatomy) any bone that develops within membranous tissue, such as the clavicle and bones of the skull, without cartilage formation. Compare cartilage bone

mem′brane bone`


n.
a bone that develops from or within a connective tissue membrane rather than from cartilage.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.membrane bone - any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formationmembrane bone - any bone that develops within membranous tissue without previous cartilage formation; e.g. the clavicle and bones of the skull
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
frontal bone, os frontale, forehead - the large cranial bone forming the front part of the cranium: includes the upper part of the orbits
parietal bone - either of two skull bones between the frontal and occipital bones and forming the top and sides of the cranium
occipital bone - a saucer-shaped membrane bone that forms the back of the skull
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(7) It is suggested that there is no absolute histological distinction between bone and cementum and so the cementum-like globules of calcification that are seen in fibro-osseous lesions, are also seen in all membrane bones. The ossifying and cementifying lesions should not be differentiated as it is speculated that the fibro-osseous lesions might represent stages in the evolution of a single disease process, passing through the stages of fibrous dysplasia to ossifying fibroma to cementoid lesions.

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