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How to use ossification in a sentence
In his study of centres of ossification, Owen made in point of theory a distinct advance on his predecessors.
When ossification sets in, the ear-capsule forms three bones, of which two fuse with the supraoccipital and exoccipitals.
The foundations of the skull are now complete, and ossification gradually sets in.
Three rings of bone forming three more or less complete vertebræ are the final result of ossification.
In the same way the process of ossification supplants the cartilaginous skeleton.
British Dictionary definitions for ossification
the formation of or conversion into bone
the process of ossifying or the state of being ossified
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Scientific definitions for ossification
The process of bone formation, brought about by the action of specialized bone cells called osteoclasts, which absorb old bone tissue, and osteoblasts, which form from osteoclasts and produce new bone tissue. This remodeling of bone is a constant process that maintains bone strength. See more at osteoblast osteoclast.
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