Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Process by which cartilage cells are broken down and replaced by bone cells; osteoblast formation in skeletal tissue; to ossify. Ossification begins during the fetal stage and continues after birth.

See osteogenesis, endochondral ossification and intramembranous ossification.

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