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Appositional growth

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noun

Growth by forming new layers on the surface of pre-existing layers; process of increasing in thickness rather than length.


Supplement

In bones, this method of growth is accomplished by the addition of newly formed cartilage on the surface of the previously formed cartilage. The result is growth in diameter rather than in length.


Compare: interstitial growth.


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Appositional Growth

... appositional+growth By the way, why did you ask the same question 2 days in a row?

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Tue Jan 10, 2006 7:27 pm
 
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I read a small paragraph about 'Appositional Growth' which i do not understand: 'As new bone tissue is deposited on the outer surface of bone, the bone ...

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Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:17 pm
 
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Appositional Growth

I read a small paragraph about 'Appositional Growth' which i do not understand: 'As new bone tissue is deposited on the outer surface of bone, the bone ...

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by Amy
Fri Jan 06, 2006 11:51 am
 
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