Definition of Ossified

1. Adjective. Set in a rigidly conventional pattern of behavior, habits, or beliefs. "An ossified bureaucratic system"

Exact synonyms: Fossilised, Fossilized
Similar to: Inflexible



Definition of Ossified

1. a. Changed to bone or something resembling bone; hardened by deposits of mineral matter of any kind; -- said of tissues.

Definition of Ossified

1. Adjective. Of ideas or attitudes, inflexible, old-fashioned. ¹

2. Verb. (past of ossify) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ossified

1. ossify [v] - See also: ossify

Medical Definition of Ossified

1. Changed to bone or something resembling bone; hardened by deposits of mineral matter of any kind; said of tissues. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ossified

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

Literary usage of Ossified

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1. The Illustrated Horse Doctor: Being an Accurate and Detailed Account of the by Edward Mayhew (1880)
"ossified CARTILAGES. This signifies a conversion into osseous structure of the cartilages naturally developed upon the wings of the coffin-bone, ..."

2. Major and Minor Keys: Critical Essays on Philippine Fiction and Poetry by Ricaredo Demetillo (1846)
"ossified Brains. Among other phenomena, which, to the superficial observer, seem calculated to refute the principle, that the brain is exclusively the organ ..."

3. Horses & Stables by Frederic Wellington Fitzwygram (1911)
"ossified CARTILAGES. Nature and seat. 634. Causes. 635. Signs of lameness arising from ossified Cartilages. 630. Treatment. SORE SHINS. 626. ..."

4. Phrenology: Or The Doctrine of the Mental Phenomena by Johann Kaspar Spurzheim (1833)
"ossified Brains. Among other phenomena, which, to the superficial observer, seem calculated to refute the principle, that the brain is exclusively the organ ..."

5. America's Aims and Asia's Aspirations by Patrick Gallagher (1920)
"CHAPTER VIII "THE ossified FOUR" THE American press delegation was housed at 4, ... I was just in time to attend a seance with "the ossified Four. ..."

6. Catalogue of the Hunterian Collection in the Museum of the Royal College of by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons in London (1830)
"One of the coronary arteries is also ossified to a considerable extent from its ... Part of the arch of the aorta much ossified, and somewhat dilated at the ..."

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