Definition of Ossific

1. a. Capable of producing bone; having the power to change cartilage or other tissue into bone.



Definition of Ossific

1. Adjective. Capable of producing bone; having the power to change cartilage or other tissue into bone. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ossific

1. pertaining to the formation of bone [adj]

Medical Definition of Ossific

1. Capable of producing bone; having the power to change cartilage or other tissue into bone. Origin: L. Os, ossis, bone + facere = to make: cf. F. Ossifique. See Fact. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ossific

ossicles
ossicone
ossicula
ossicula auditus
ossicula mentalia
ossicular
ossicular chain
ossicular prosthesis
ossicular replacement
ossiculate
ossiculated
ossiculectomy
ossiculotomy
ossiculum
ossiferous
ossific (current term)
ossific centre
ossification
ossification of posterior longitudinal ligament
ossifications
ossified
ossifier
ossifiers
ossifies
ossiform
ossifrage
ossifrages
ossifragous
ossify
ossifying

Literary usage of Ossific

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1. The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature edited by Samuel Emlen (1813)
"Two Canes of Simple Fracture, in which ossific Union was promoted by the Use of Caustic Issues. ... ossific ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the causes, symptoms and treatment of spermatorrhœa by François Lallemand (1861)
"Suppuration in the seminal vesicles—ossific deposit in the w«iI deferentia—Cystitis—Phlebitis—Old adhesions of the arachnoid <ui pleurae—Abscesses in the ..."

3. Lectures on the Structure and Physiology of the Parts Composing the Skeleton by James Wilson (1820)
"... and thus convert these parts into bone^ This disposition and action has been called by John Hunter, the adhesive ossific inflammation. ..."

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