ossification


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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 ?
Open reduction and internal fixation has been the standard treatment for acetabular fractures, but it is associated with extensive surgical trauma, and complications such as haematoma formation, iatrogenic nerve injury, and heterotopic ossification. We present the case of a 63-year-old female who sustained a central acetabular fracture of the hip with dislocation as a result of an automobile collision.
The design rationale of the Struxxure ACP system is based on published papers highlighting studies reporting the incidence of adjacent level ossification significantly decreases when the plate-to-disc distance is greater than 5millimeters from the adjacent level.
An apophysis is a secondary center of ossification that contributes to the peripheral prominences around bones, such as around the ankles, elbows, pelvis, and knees: "the bumps, so to speak," said Dr.
Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the spine (OPLL; MIM 602475) is an intractable spinal disease.
They suggest that the bone-like particles could be evidence of ossification inbone marrowvessels.
The man was later diagnosed with penile ossification, ScienceAlert (https://www.sciencealert.com/a-man-went-to-hospital-for-knee-pain-and-discovered-his-penis-is-turning-to-bone) reported Wednesday.
The pathophysiology of heterotopic ossification (HO) still remains unclear and the condition is likely to be multifactorial (4,6,7).
The radiographs of the wrist and forearm revealed dysplastic bilateral radial epiphysis, dysplastic bilateral distal radial and ulnar metaphysis; and inconspicuous ossification centers of carpal and metacarpal bones.
Furthermore, there remains a lack of histological reports regarding fibrocartilagenous tissue underlying calcification or ossification of the flavum ligament in the early stage.
Variables with p<0.1 in bivariate analysis (marital status, duration of rehabilitation, timing of rehabilitation, swallowing dysfunction, heterotopic ossification, and deep venous thrombosis) were included in the multiple linear regression analysis for FIM gain.
In order to diagnose pediatric elbow fractures, it is essential to know the order in which the ossification centers about the elbow first appear.