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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Hardened conventionality; The developmental process of bone formation; The process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior; The calcifying of soft tissue into a bonelike material.

Usage examples (36)
  • Students of the regulatory process refer to this as the "ossification" of the rulemaking process.
  • The replacement called "ossification" begins in the center of the limb bone and continues toward proximal and distal ends of the bone simulataneously.
  • The "bone in the heart" of which he speaks was probably the cruciform ossification which is normally found in the ox and the stag below the origin of the aorta.
  • The less breathing the sooner the ossification comes. for more
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