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os·si·fi·ca·tion

 (ŏs′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
n.
1. The natural process of bone formation.
2.
a. The hardening or calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material.
b. A mass or deposit of such material.
3.
a. The process of becoming set in a rigidly conventional pattern, as of behavior, habits, or beliefs.
b. Rigid, unimaginative convention.

ossification

(ˌɒsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən)
n
1. (Anatomy) the formation of or conversion into bone
2. the process of ossifying or the state of being ossified

os·si·fi·ca·tion

(ŏs′ə-fĭ-kā′shən)
The process of bone formation, brought about by the action of specialized bone cells called osteoblasts.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ossification - the developmental process of bone formationossification - the developmental process of bone formation
biological process, organic process - a process occurring in living organisms
2.ossification - the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
calcification - a process that impregnates something with calcium (or calcium salts)
3.ossification - the process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior
human process - a process in which human beings are involved
4.ossification - hardened conventionality
conventionalism, conventionality, convention - orthodoxy as a consequence of being conventional
Translations

ossification

[ˌɒsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nosificación f

ossification

nVerknöcherung f, → Ossifikation f (spec)

ossification

[ˌɒsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nossificazione f (fig) (of ideas) → fossilizzazione f

os·si·fi·ca·tion

n. osificación, proceso de desarrollo óseo.
n. osificación.
1. conversión de una sustancia en hueso;
2. desarrollo del hueso.
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The PC is a characteristic structure of the endochondral ossification processes, it is composed of highly organized cartilaginous tissue, it is located between the epiphysis and the diaphysis of the long bones and whose main function is the modulation of the longitudinal growth of the bone (van der Eerden et al.
Insulin-like growth factor 1 receptor (IGF1R) signaling regulates osterix expression and cartilage matrix mineralization during endochondral ossification.
Some studies have demonstrated that forward positioning of the mandible causes cellular responses capable of promoting increase in cartilage by endochondral ossification, culminating in bone neoformation (Leung, Rabie, & Hagg, 2004; Rabie, Leung, Chayanupatkul & Hagg, 2002a; Rabie et al.
Microscopically, a proliferative lesion characterized mostly by endochondral ossification along with peripheral foci (external) of the proliferated cartilaginous tissue was observed (Figure 1C).
The aim of the study was to investigate the possible involvement of the genes related to endochondral ossification and ectopia ossification in genetic susceptibility to AS in a Chinese Han population.
8,9] It is characterized by hypertrophy and endochondral ossification of ligamentum flavum which leads to stenosis by progressively extending into the spinal canal.
The tumors are thought to arise through a process of progressive endochondral ossification of aberrant cartilage of a growth plate following surgery or fracture or as a consequence of a congenital perichondrial deficiency and are the most common radiation-induced benign tumors [1, 4, 6].
Tobacco affects the chondrocytes of the growth plate whether environmental insult takes place by active or passive smoking, as nicotine affects endochondral ossification.
Bone formation can ensue by two different processes both derived from primitive mesenchymal tissue: intramembranous or endochondral ossification [1-3].
Cbfa1 couples chondrocytes, maturation and endochondral ossification in rat mandibular condylar cartilage.