Examples from the Web for calcification
Calcification of the teeth begins at the seventeenth week of fœtal life.Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot
Calcification is a common form of the retrograde process, and, in very rare cases, may pass on to the formation of true bone.Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
As for the calcification of the two valves together, we have seen, under the last variety, how little important a character it is.A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 2 of 2)|Charles Darwin
The calcification of a thrombus takes place when the latter becomes impregnated with salts of calcium and magnesium.
Points of calcification occur in the cartilages and tendons in very chronic cases.
British Dictionary definitions for calcification
Medicine definitions for calcification
Science definitions for calcification
- The accumulation of calcium or calcium salts in a body tissue. Calcification normally occurs in the formation of bone, but can be deposited abnormally, as in the lungs.
- A structure that has undergone calcification.
- The replacement of organic material, especially original hard material such as bone, with calcium carbonate during the process of fossilization.
- The accumulation of calcium in certain soils, especially soils of cool temperate regions where leaching takes place very slowly.