ossification


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Related to ossification: Intramembranous ossification, endochondral ossification, Heterotopic ossification

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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MaxAn Anterior Cervical Plate System: Screw angulation, short plates, and innovative trial drill guides join forces to reduce adjacent level ossification (ALO) and facilitate optimal clinical outcomes.
FOP is an extremely rare and severely disabling congenital myopathy characterized by heterotopic ossification (HO), the abnormal growth of bone in muscles, tendons and ligaments, causing significant morbidities and progressive disability.
PSS is characterized by the calcification and ossification of the medial collateral ligament (MCL), usually associated with a history of direct or indirect trauma and repetitive microtrauma (3-6).
The incidence of heterotopic ossification following the total knee arthroplasty changes between 4-42% [5] in literature.
Ossification occurring in muscles and soft tissues is referred to as myositis ossificans.
The widespread enthesopathy of chronic AS results in the ossification of ligaments of the spinal column, intervertebral discs, end plates, and apophyseal structures.
In the ossification process, silica is linked to calcium, making it essential for calcium absorption and utilization in bone.
Heterotopic ossification (HO) is defined as the abnormal deposition of mature, lamellar bone in nonosseous tissues, especially in skeletal muscle [1].
CT showed an opacified right maxillary sinus, obliteration of the right middle meatus by soft tissue, and an unusual ossification of the left maxilla and gingival ridge (figure, A and B).
The High Court ordered a bone ossification test and a panel was set up at AIIMS that determined that Khalid was a juvenile at the time that he was arrested.
During childhood, the cartilage is gradually converted to bone by the process of ossification.
Endochondral ossification of retained fetal bones is the most widely accepted aetiological hypothesis.