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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 ?
The mnemonic "CRITOE" is helpful in detecting this type of fracture, as the lateral epicondyle is the last ossification center to appear, and if seen before any of the other ossification centers, concern for a fracture is raised.
(1) This fracture is more common in males, and occurs most often between the development of a secondary ossification center and its fusion during adolescence.
Stage 2: Visible ossification center, but the epiphyseal plates are not fused
The tibial tuberosity develops from a secondary ossification center in the proximal tibia between 7 and 9 years of age [2, 6].
Bipartite patella with an accessory ossification center at the superolateral pole, the insertion site of the vastus lateralis, is a rare congenital anomaly.
The patella, which is the largest sesamoid bone in our body, develops from a single ossification center in 77% of children, whereas in 23% of children this bone develops from 2 or 3 ossification centers.
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.
(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.
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).
Ultrasound evaluation of the distal femoral ephiphyseal ossification center as a screening test for intrauterine growth retardation.