ossification(redirected from heterotrophic ossification)
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1. The natural process of bone formation.
a. The hardening or calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material.
b. A mass or deposit of such material.
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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1. (Anatomy) the formation of or conversion into bone
2. the process of ossifying or the state of being ossified
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The process of bone formation, brought about by the action of specialized bone cells called osteoblasts.
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|Noun||1.||ossification - the developmental process of bone formation|
|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|
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ossification[ˌɒsɪfɪˈkeɪʃən] N → osificación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Verknöcherung f, → Ossifikation f (spec)
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. osificación, proceso de desarrollo óseo.
1. conversión de una sustancia en hueso;
2. desarrollo del hueso.
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