volume 41, issue 6, P450-456 2013
DOI: 10.1016/j.jcms.2012.11.025
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Karsten K.H. Gundlach, Wolf J. Höltje

Abstract: The nucleus of the so-called secondary cartilage that will produce the ascending ramus (plus condyle and coronoid) is a separate growth centre which fuses a short time later with the dental bone which becomes the mandible proper by this fusion.