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cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

 (kăl′sə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1.
a. Impregnation with calcium or calcium salts, as with calcium carbonate.
b. Hardening, as of tissue, by such impregnation.
2. A calcified substance or part.
3. An inflexible, unchanging state: calcification of negotiations.

calcification

(ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Biochemistry) the process of calcifying or becoming calcified
2. (Geological Science) the process of calcifying or becoming calcified
3. (Physiology) pathol a tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
4. (Geological Science) any calcified object or formation

cal•ci•fi•ca•tion

(ˌkæl sə fɪˈkeɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a changing into lime.
2. the deposition of lime or insoluble salts of calcium and magnesium, as in a tissue.
3. Anat., Geol. a calcified formation.
4. a process in which surface soil is supplied with calcium in such a way that the soil colloids are always close to saturation.
5. a hardening or solidifying.

cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

(kăl′sə-fĭ-kā′shən)
1. Medicine The accumulation of calcium or calcium salts in a body tissue. Calcification normally occurs in the formation of bone.
2. Geology
a. The replacement of organic material, especially original hard material such as bone, with calcium carbonate during the process of fossilization.
b. The accumulation of calcium in certain soils, especially soils of cool temperate regions where leaching takes place very slowly.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.calcification - a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
chemical action, chemical change, chemical process - (chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
ossification - the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
2.calcification - tissue hardened by deposition of lime salts
hardening - abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue
3.calcification - an inflexible and unchanging state; "the calcification of negotiations"
inaction, inactiveness, inactivity - the state of being inactive
Translations

calcification

[ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Ncalcificación f

calcification

nKalkablagerung f; (Med) → Verkalkung f

calcification

[ˌkælsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] ncalcificazione f

cal·ci·fi·ca·tion

n. calcificación, endurecimiento de tejidos orgánicos por depósitos de sales de calcio.

calcification

n calcificación f
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Figure 1B illustrates an interval increase in size of a large, lobular mass with dystrophic calcification centrally in the upper outer quadrant, measuring 8.
Three patterns of dystrophic calcification were identified microscopically: individual neuronal mineralization, a fine granular pattern (Figure 2, panel F), and a more coarse dystrophic pattern (Figure 2, panels A, E, G).
Disk calcification occurs primarily in the annulus fibrosus and is thought to be due to dystrophic calcification of the abnormal connective tissue.
We report a 35 years old female with dystrophic calcification of hands secondary to trauma.
The wall was thick and fibrotic with focal dystrophic calcification and aggregates of lymphocytes.
6,7 Tunnel defects within dentin bridges may provide a pathway for the penetration of microorganisms to activate circulating immune cells, induce pulpal irritation and produce subsequent dystrophic calcification.
Calcific periarthritis similar to dystrophic calcification, and
Preoperative diagnosis is sometimes difficult; abdominal CT scans can provide evidence of the pathology, yet radiological differentiation between mesenteritis ossificans, dystrophic calcification, bone neoplasms, and intestinal leakage of contrast material may be difficult (11).
Microscopically, the lesion is well-circumscribed, mostly encapsulated, and has a uniform appearance of extensive, dense hyalinization and sclerosis of fibrocollagenous tissue (Figure, B) with dystrophic calcification (Figure, C).
Metaplasia of the connective tissue leads to dystrophic calcification and bone formation.
Dystrophic calcification is likely a result from inflammatory scarring in gallbladder wall.
Paraffin sections confirmed the diagnosis and showed prominent vessels, perivascular pseudorosettes and areas of dystrophic calcification.

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