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intramembranous

Pronunciation: in'tra-mem'bra-nus

Definition:

  1. Within, or between the layers of, a membrane.
  2. Denoting a method of bone formation directly from mesenchymal cells without an intervening cartilage stage (occurring, for example, in the calvaria), as distinguished from intracartilaginous bone formation.

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