Wolff's law


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Wolff's law

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Etymology: Julius Wolff, German anatomist, 1836-1902
the principle that changes in the form and function of a bone are followed by changes in its internal structure.

Wolff's law,

n.pr a law according to which biologic systems such as hard and soft tissues become distorted in direct correlation to the amount of stress imposed upon them.

Wolff's law

the law that skeletal transformation is dependent on the exertion of pressures from outside the animal.