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Endochondral Ossification

Histological image of a developing vertebra and intervertebral disc (rat), scale bar 80 microns.

  • vertebra - cartilage template and developing bony collar (top of image)
  • intervertebral disc - nucleus pulposus and annular fibrocartilage (bottom of image)

See also adjacent region image of Developing Vertebra


  • Intervertebral disc nucleus pulposus - derived from the notochord

  • Vertebra - derived from the sclerotome of the paired somites.

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 1.jpg. Retrieved from

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