Ossification

Definition of Ossification

Os`si`fi`ca´tion
n.1.(Physiol.) The formation of bone; the process, in the growth of an animal, by which inorganic material (mainly lime salts) is deposited in cartilage or membrane, forming bony tissue; ostosis.
2.The state of being changed into a bony substance; also, a mass or point of ossified tissue.

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calcification, ossify
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