provisional callus


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Related to provisional callus: periosteal callus, internal callus, external callus

pro·vi·sion·al cal·lus

the callus that develops to keep the ends of the fractured bone in apposition; it is absorbed after union is complete.
Synonym(s): temporary callus
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provisional callus

A temporary deposit between the ends of a fractured bone that is reabsorbed when true bone develops.
See also: callus
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