Definition of Ossification

1. Noun. The developmental process of bone formation.




2. Noun. The calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material.
Generic synonyms: Calcification
Derivative terms: Ossify, Ossify

3. Noun. The process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior.
Generic synonyms: Human Process
Derivative terms: Ossify

4. Noun. Hardened conventionality.
Exact synonyms: Conformity
Generic synonyms: Convention, Conventionalism, Conventionality
Derivative terms: Ossify

Definition of Ossification

1. n. The formation of bone; the process, in the growth of an animal, by which inorganic material (mainly lime salts) is deposited in cartilage or membrane, forming bony tissue; ostosis.

Definition of Ossification

1. Noun. the normal process by which bone is formed ¹

2. Noun. the calcification of tissue into a bonelike mass; the mass so formed ¹

3. Noun. the process of becoming set in one's ways or beliefs; rigid conventionality ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ossification

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Medical Definition of Ossification

1. Pathology> The formation of bone or of a bony substance, the conversion of fibrous tissue or of cartilage into bone or a bony substance. Origin: L. Ossificatio This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ossification

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

Literary usage of Ossification

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1. Legal Medicine by Charles Meymott Tidy (1882)
"2£ years: Points of ossification:—Greater tuberosity of the head of the ... 4 years: Points of ossification:—The second and third cuneiform bones of the ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"ossification of the laminae of the vertebrae commences in the cervical ... ossification of the bodies, on the other hand, commences a little below the ..."

3. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"ossification and Growth of Bone.—For the early development of the skeleton the reader is referred to text-books on embryology. Embryonic connective-tissue ..."

4. The Principles and practice of dentistry: Including Anatomy, Physiology by Chapin Aaron Harris, Philip H. Austen (1882)
"The irritation necessary for the ossification of the pulp of a tooth ... During the ossification, a sensation is occasionally experienced in (he tooth ..."

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