Bony Tissue. Indirect or Chondral Bone Formation. Continuation of Plate 98

  • Radivoj V. Krstić


At a somewhat later stage of endochondral ossification (in humans at about the 4th–5th month of fetal life) the following situation exists. The piece of hyaline cartilage (Fig. A) has in the meantime grown longer as a result of cartilage growth, and the limit of calcification (Fig. A1) roughly presents a straight line. Distinct zones can now be seen between the epiphyseal cartilage and primitive medullary or marrow cavity. The area within the inset is enlarged in Fig. B.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Radivoj V. Krstić
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  1. 1.Institut d’Histologie et d’EmbryologieUniversité de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland

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