preosseous

preosseous

(prē″ŏs′ē-ŭs) [″ + ″]
Relating to the formation of partly formed bone made of developing cartilage or connective tissue.
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Osteomas of the temporal bone probably develop in preosseous connective tissue, which has a relatively thick subcutaneous layer and a rich blood supply.
Temporal bone osteomas probably develop from preosseous connective tissue, but their etiology has not been established.
Osteomas are true neoplasms thought to arise from preosseous connective tissue.