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ectostosis

[ ek-to-stoh-sis, -tuh- ]
/ ˌɛk tɒˈstoʊ sɪs, -tə- /
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noun

the ossification of cartilage that begins under the perichondrium and proceeds inward.

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OTHER WORDS FROM ectostosis

ec·tos·te·al [ek-tos-tee-uhl], /ɛkˈtɒs ti əl/, adjectiveec·tos·te·al·ly, adverb
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Medical definitions for ectostosis

ectostosis
[ ĕk′tŏs-tōsĭs ]

n.

Ossification in cartilage beneath the perichondrium.
The formation of bone beneath the periosteum.
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