- a bone that develops from membranous tissue.
Compare cartilage bone.
Origin of membrane bone
First recorded in 1875–80
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Examples from the Web for membrane bone
In Dipnoi the skull is mainly cartilaginous, but both cartilage- and membrane-bone occur also.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
- any bone that develops within membranous tissue, such as the clavicle and bones of the skull, without cartilage formationCompare cartilage bone
- A bone developed within the membrane of a connective tissue.