Meaning of OSSIFICATION in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌä-sə-fə-ˈkā-shən ]


Date: 1697


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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