- ossietzky, carl von,
- osso bucco,
Origin of ossified
verb (used with object), os·si·fied, os·si·fy·ing.
verb (used without object), os·si·fied, os·si·fy·ing.
Origin of ossify
Examples from the Web for ossified
Who would you think more likely to reform an ossified economic system?
Although it makes no sense, this simplistic line has been repeated ad nauseam until it has ossified into accepted fact.
She only wrote two novels, but they establish her as the chronicler of an ossified generation unable to move forward in life.
Between the vertebral and sternal portions an intermediate tract is separated off and ossified in the Monotremata.
The rows are much shortened but not disorganized and an ossified band extends across the junction.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
They are, however, ossified in the Armadillos and in some other animals.
The rami of the mandible are united at the symphysis, and there is an ossified ring in the sclerotic.The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
And the worst of it was, I couldn't tell him just the particular kind of ossified old pinhead I thought he was.The House of Torchy|Sewell Ford
verb -fies, -fying or -fied
Word Origin for ossify
1713, "to turn into bone," a back-formation from ossification, or else modeled on French ossifier (18c.) and formed from Latin os (genitive ossis) "bone" (see osseous) + -fy. Figurative sense is from 1858. Related: Ossified; ossifying.