Definition of Calcification

1. Noun. A process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts).

Generic synonyms: Chemical Action, Chemical Change, Chemical Process
Specialized synonyms: Ossification
Derivative terms: Calcify



2. Noun. Tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts.
Generic synonyms: Hardening
Derivative terms: Calcify, Calcify

3. Noun. An inflexible and unchanging state. "The calcification of negotiations"
Generic synonyms: Inaction, Inactiveness, Inactivity
Derivative terms: Calcify

Definition of Calcification

1. n. The process of change into a stony or calcareous substance by the deposition of lime salt; -- normally, as in the formation of bone and of teeth; abnormally, as in calcareous degeneration of tissue.

Definition of Calcification

1. Noun. The process of change into a stony or calcareous substance by the deposition of lime salt; -- normally, as in the formation of bone and of teeth; abnormally, as in calcareous degeneration of tissue. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Calcification

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Medical Definition of Calcification

1. The process by which organic tissue becomes hardened by a deposit of calcium salts within its substance. Origin: L. Facere = to make. (21 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Calcification

calcic
calcic water
calcicole
calcicoles
calcicolous
calcicosis
calcidiol
calcifediol
calciferol
calciferols
calciferous
calcific
calcific bursitis
calcific pancreatitis
calcification (current term)
calcification lines of Retzius
calcifications
calcified
calcified cartilage
calcified liver metastases
calcifier
calcifiers
calcifies
calciform
calcifugal
calcifuge
calcifuges
calcifugous
calcify

Literary usage of Calcification

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chemical Pathology: Being a Discussion of General Pathology from the by Harry Gideon Wells (1914)
"Relation of calcification to Ossification.—In normal ossification we have to ... Pathological calcification is similar, in so far as we have to deal with ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Long-lived: 3 rabbits; 1 showed a normal aorta, 1 showed slight calcification, and 1 showed marked calcification of the aorta. SERIES III. ..."

3. The American Journal of Insanity by New York (State). State Lunatic Asylum (1905)
"The only really new points deal with the discussion of the calcification of the ... The old idea was that vessels affected by calcification were converted ..."

4. Anatomy and Histology of the Mouth and Teeth by Isaac Norman Broomell, Philipp Fischelis (1917)
"By a continuation of this formative action the calcification of the crown ... At the beginning of the seventh year calcification has progressed to such an ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"After the calcification of the enamel rods is completed, it can undergo no ... The process of calcification then goes on, in both the enamel Organ and ..."

6. An Introduction to pathology and morbid anatomy by Thomas Henry Green (1878)
"It is important, however, to distinguish simple calcification from ossification. ... calcification, on the other hand, is a purely passive process, ..."

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