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intramembranous bone

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Bone tissue forms directly within mesenchyme, and does not replace other tissues[TAO]. Intramembranous ossification is the formation of bone in which osteoblasts secrete a collagen-proteoglycan matrix that binds calcium salts and becomes calcified[GO]. Intramembranous ossification is the way flat bones and the shell of a turtle are formed[GO]. Unlike endochondral ossification, cartilage is not present during intramembranous ossification[WP]. [ https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/267 http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0001957 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intramembranous_ossification ]

Term info


intramembranous bone

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plural term
intramembranous bones [ ZFA : 0001635 ]

external comment

[In TAO], This term was made obsolete because it is considered a synonym of membrane bone (VSAO:0000023).[TAO]

external definition

Bone that forms directly within mesenchyme, and does not replace other tissues.[TAO]

has related synonym

membrane bone, intramembranous bones



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