Origin of ossification
Related Words for ossificationfreezing, coagulation, concretion, setting, petrification, fossilization, crystallization, ossification, calcification
Examples from the Web for ossification
Historical Examples of ossification
By that time Mr. Chase had recovered sufficiently from his ossification to speak.Mary-'Gusta
Joseph C. Lincoln
At the age of three, the ossification of the cranial vault has been completed.Pedagogical Anthropology
The ossification of the sacrum also has reached its culminating point.Omphalos
Philip Henry Gosse
The ossification of each fragment appears to have been complete.Two New Pelycosaurs from the Lower Permian of Oklahoma
Richard C. Fox
This ossification is evidently that shown in Notobatrachus as "coracoid."The Ancestry of Modern Amphibia: A Review of the Evidence
Theodore H. Eaton
- the formation of or conversion into bone
- the process of ossifying or the state of being ossified
Word Origin and History for ossification
- The natural process of bone formation.
- The hardening or calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material.
- A mass or deposit of such material.
- 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.