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.

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.
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Suspecting he was a juvenile, she said the prosecution requested that an ossification test be conducted and its results confirmed Iqbal was a minor.
She told the court that ossification test was conducted on the request of the prosecution and the results confirmed his minority.
The candidate FOP therapy that Daiichi Sankyo has discovered in joint research with Saitama Medical University is an antibody against ALK2 (humanized monoclonal antibody), which by specifically inhibiting the abnormally enhanced ALK2 signaling in FOP, should suppress ossification.
We present a case of a failed open distal clavicle resection with postoperative recurrence in the setting of DISH that required revision surgery in addition to postoperative heterotopic ossification prophylaxis.
distorted embryos, reduction in the number of implantations and number of fetuses and reduced ossification (Erdelyi et al.
Cervical spine radiographs revealed complete bilateral ossification of the stylohyoid ligaments as well as advanced ossification of the anterior longitudinal ligament (flowing hyperostosis) throughout the cervical and upper thoracic spine, abutting and displacing the prevertebral soft-tissues (Figures 1-3).
Some researchers suggest the presence of ventral and dorsal primary ossification center separately instead of one for centrum development of vertebra.
During childhood and adolescence, bones grow as the result of ossification, a process in which cartilage cells multiply and absorb calcium to develop into bone.
The sesamoid bone forms as the result of ossification of a fibrocartilaginous thickening within the peroneus longus tendon as it courses through the cuboid notch, which serves to protect the tendon from shear forces.
sup][24] recruited 24 patients with thoracic myelopathy due to ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament (OPLL), all of whom underwent posterior decompression (PD), and found the incidence of CSFL was 4.
Microscopically, this lesion can exhibit myxofibrous tissue, FD-like features, ischemic-pattern ossification, lipomatous areas, and frequent cystic change.
The mass did not enhance with contrast, but it contained clustered radiodense material in its center, suggesting ossification within the mass.