appositional growth


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ap·po·si·tion·al growth

growth accomplished by the addition of new layers to those previously formed; for example, the addition of lamellae in the formation of bone; it is the characteristic method of growth when rigid materials are involved.
Synonym(s): apposition

appositional growth

an increase in size by the addition of new tissue or similar material at the periphery of a particular part or structure, as in the addition of new layers in bone and tooth formation. Compare interstitial growth.

ap·po·si·tion·al growth

(ap'ǒ-zish'ŭn-ăl grōth)
Growth accomplished by the addition of new layers on those previously formed; e.g., the addition of lamellae in the formation of bone; it is the characteristic mode of growth when rigid materials are involved.

ap·po·si·tion·al growth

(ap'ǒ-zish'ŭn-ăl grōth)
Growth accomplished by the addition of new layers to those previously formed.
Synonym(s): apposition (1) .