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Developing Vertebra - Endochondral Ossification

Histological image of a the periosteal collar of the developing vertebra (neonatal rat), scale bar 160 microns.

  • blue - cartilage matrix
  • red - bone matrix
  • vertebra - cartilage template and developing bony collar (centre of image)
  • Note the dying cartilage cells (pale white regions) adjacent to the newly forming bony collar.

See also adjacent region image of Developing Intervertebral Disc

Links: axial skeleton | Image - Intervertebral Disc | Image - Vertebra | bone | Cartilage Histology | Bone Histology

Cite this page: Hill, M.A. (2024, May 29) Embryology Ossification endochondral 01.jpg. Retrieved from

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current12:33, 23 March 2012Thumbnail for version as of 12:33, 23 March 2012817 × 613 (198 KB)Z8600021 (talk | contribs)==Developing Vertebra - Endochondral Ossification== * Histological image of a developing vertebra and intervertebral disc (neonatal rat). * intervertebral disc - nucleus pulposus and annular fibrocartilage (bottom of image) * vertebra - cartilage templa

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