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There are three types of cartilage: hyaline, fibrous and elastic cartilage. Fibrous cartilage does not have perichondrium...so it does not take part in ossification because perichondrium needs to develop into periosteum. Hyaline cartilage has more matrix in comparison to elastic cartilage. Hence, during ossification the quicker spreading of calcification of the matrix will lead to the death of the chondrocytes which will develop into osteoprogenitor cells. Is my theory correct?

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yes this is correct, i think hyline cartilage gets transformed to bone more quickly due to the fact that is has the matrix which is closest to bone in terms of density, also the cells are located more closely, therefore it is easier to convert this tissue to bone.

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