Origin of calcify
Related Words for calcifyset, harden, clarify, solidify, calcify, mineralize, lapidify, fossilize, consolidate, nerve, buttress, thicken, strengthen, stiffen, freeze, amalgamate, reinforce, fortify, close, toughen
Examples from the Web for calcify
Historical Examples of calcify
The permanent incisors do not calcify until a year after birth.
My father did not achieve that for himself, as his arteries had started to calcify before he discovered the immortality vitamin.The Book of Gud
The underlying blood coagulates rapidly, and the periosteum begins to calcify within a few weeks, as shown by the X-ray.Scurvy Past and Present
Alfred Fabian Hess
At the fifth year the second permanent molars, and at the eighth year the third molars or wisdom teeth, begin to calcify.
The permanent molars begin to calcify at the twenty-fifth week of fœtal life.
- to convert or be converted into lime
- to harden or become hardened by impregnation with calcium salts
Word Origin and History for calcify
- To make or become stony or chalky by deposition of calcium salts.