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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.
References in periodicals archive ?
2001) performed a morphohistological analysis on in vitro cultures of metatarsals after the application of LIPUS for 6 days, observing changes in the rate of bone growth expressed in an increase in the length of the diaphysial ossification center.
Bipartite patella with an accessory ossification center at the superolateral pole, the insertion site of the vastus lateralis, is a rare congenital anomaly.
Some researchers suggest the presence of ventral and dorsal primary ossification center separately instead of one for centrum development of vertebra.
On the contrary, MR can show clearly not only the secondary ossification center but also the surrounding cartilage.
During adolescence uniquely a secondary epiphyseal ossification center appears at the medial end of the clavicle that results in growth and remodeling of the bone till complete fusion occurs at approximately22 years.
4] Whereas others like Brash [15], Breathnach [16], Pal et al [5] and Gopinathan [3] state that interparietal bone develops from two ossification center with possibility of a third pair near the upper angle of bone forming the preinterparietal bone.
4) They proposed two theories to explain the etiology of congenital vomer defect: the self-explanatory "immature ossification center theory" and the "incomplete downward growth theory" The latter theory holds that the backward or downward growth of the primary nasal septum is stunted even if the ossification centers are mature.
A separate ossification center forms at the posterolateral aspect of the talus, within the cartilaginous extension from the posterior talus, between the ages of 11 and 13 years in boys, and 8 and 10 years in girls.
Epiphyseal dysplasia of the femoral head (EDFH) is defined as an alteration in the development of the child's hip, characterized by delayed ossification with irregularity in the ossification center of the proximal femoral epiphysis (1,2).
A clear pattern of fibrous periosteal new bone spread out from the parietal eminence to the lambdoid and sagittal sutures leaving the parietal ossification center with no periosteal reaction.
Classification of an os acromiale is based on which developmental ossification center fails to fuse.