Endochondral ossification involves , whereas intramembranous ossification involves . A) forming...


Endochondral ossification involves _____, whereas intramembranous ossification involves _____.

A) forming bone by replacing hyaline cartilage; replacing connective tissue

B) forming bone in broad, flat area of the skull; the arms and legs

C) hardening of the bone as a result of deposition of calcium salts; osteoclast cells

D) forming bone by the action of the osteocytes; the action of osteoblasts

Endochondral and Intramembranous ossification

These are the types of bone forming processes in the body. Endochondral bone formation occurs in long bones such as the femur or humerus, and intramembranous bone formation occurs in the flat bones of the body, such as the bones in the skull. Each process uses a different template to form bone, and involves distinct steps.

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Endochondral ossification involves forming bone by replacing hyaline cartilage that was already present. This process begins with the formation of the...

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Bone Growth & Development Factors: Endochondral Ossification


Chapter 5 / Lesson 3

Bone formation in the human body begins during fetal development. After birth, endochondral ossification performs a major role in bone elongation, which is accomplished through the epiphyseal plate. Learn about bone growth, development factors, bone growth after birth, the process of bone formation (intramembranous ossification and endochondral ossification), and how ossification works in the development of bones.

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