Meaning of OSSIFICATION in English


Pronunciation: ˌ ä-s ə -f ə - ' k ā -sh ə n

Function: noun

Date: 1697

1 a : the natural process of bone formation b : the hardening (as of muscular tissue) into a bony substance

2 : a mass or particle of ossified tissue

3 : a tendency toward or state of being molded into a rigid, conventional, sterile, or unimaginative condition

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