Definitions for "Endochondral ossification"
The conversion of a cartilaginous model to bone; the characteristic mode of formation for skeletal elements other than the bones of the cranium, the clavicles, and sesamoid bones.
replacement of cartilage by bone; also called intracartilaginous ossification
the process of replacement of the cartilagenous framework by osteoblasts with bone. (More? Musculoskeletal Notes)