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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.
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ossification

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

ossification

[ˌɒsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] Nosificación f
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ossification

nVerknöcherung f, → Ossifikation f (spec)
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ossification

[ˌɒsɪfɪˈkeɪʃn] nossificazione f (fig) (of ideas) → fossilizzazione f
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
*Device Related Complications Such As Subsequent Surgeries, Heterotopic Ossification, Device Malfunction or Failure
agonist, for the prevention of heterotopic ossification (HO) associated with flare up symptoms in adults and children with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP).
The company is preparing for a 2019 NDA submission to the FDA to seek approval of its lead product candidate, palovarotene, a novel RARI[sup.3] agonist, for the prevention of heterotopic ossification associated with flare up symptoms in adults and children with fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva.
Another case, who underwent lateral and medial release with heterotopic ossification removal is illustrated in Figure 7.
Prior to joining Protagonist, Hodder was a co-founder and CEO of Trenovus, Inc., a biotech company focused on developing novel inhibitors of heterotopic ossification present in several serious and rare conditions including Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva.
Variables with p<0.1 in bivariate analysis (marital status, duration of rehabilitation, timing of rehabilitation, swallowing dysfunction, heterotopic ossification, and deep venous thrombosis) were included in the multiple linear regression analysis for FIM gain.
To the Editor: Heterotopic ossification (HO) is a formation of bone outside of the skeletal system.
Furthermore, open surgery has major complications such as avascular necrosis, femoral head-neck fracture, loss of fixation resulting in reoperation, trochanteric non-union, deep infection, and symptomatic heterotopic ossification. Ganz et al.
"Twelve-week flare-up outcomes for patients treated with palovarotene in our Phase 2 trial indicate a consistent treatment effect of approximately 73 percent reduction in mean new bone growth, or heterotopic ossification, and palovarotene was generally tolerated in both adult and pediatric patients.
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is the formation of ectopic bone in abnormal soft tissue locations where it can cause pain, joint motion limitation, and neurovascular entrapment.
Intraoperative assessment revealed marked heterotopic ossification along the greater trochanter of the right femur, extending into the gluteus maximus, which was excised and debrided thoroughly.
Ranganathan et al., "Heterotopic ossification and the elucidation of pathologic differentiation," Bone, vol.