Origin of calcification
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.
- 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.