secondary cartilage

secondary cartilage

n.
Cartilage, as in certain joints, that changes directly into bone.
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The role of movement and tissue interactions in the development and growth of bone and secondary cartilage in the clavicle of the embryonic chick.
Growth of the clavicle and development of clavicular secondary cartilage in the embryonic mouse.
SUMMARY: The clavicle arises by intramembranous ossification, but it develops secondary cartilages as growth centers.
The secondary cartilages of the clavicle present important morphologic differences with the primary cartilages of long bones, but similar to that observed in the condylar cartilage of the mandible.