The following are important steps in the process of endochondral ossification: 1. Enlarged...

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The following are important steps in the process of endochondral ossification:

1. Enlarged chondrocytes die.

2. Osteoblasts replace calcified cartilage with spongy bone.

3. Chondrocytes enlarge and the surrounding matrix begins to calcify.

4. Blood vessels invade the perichondrium.

5. Perichondrial cells become osteoblasts and produce a thin shell of bone.

The correct order for these events is

A) 3, 1, 5, 4, 2.

B) 3, 1, 4, 5, 2.

C) 1, 5, 3, 4, 2.

D) 2, 3, 1, 5, 4.

E) 1, 3, 5, 4, 2 .

Chondrocytes:

Chondrocytes are cells found in the bone cartilage. Chondrocytes are involved in producing a cartilage matrix. Chondrocytes enlarge and die creating cavities in the cartilage.

Answer and Explanation:

The correct order for these events is A) 3, 1, 5, 4, 2.

The process of endochondral ossification involves chondrocytes increase in size and the...

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