ossification

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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 ?
The vertical increase of bones is caused by enchondral ossification, and bone growth occurs when cartilaginous tissue changes to osseous tissue.
The facial canal is shaped during enchondral ossification of the otic capsule in fetal life.
Thus, membranous bones are formed de novo from undifferentiated connective tissue (intramembranous ossification) whereas enchondral bones are formed by enchondral ossification in which undifferentiated mesenchymal cells differentiate into chondrocytes and form a cartilaginous anlage that will subsequently be replaced by bone [16, 17].