from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The natural process of bone formation.
- n. The hardening or calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material.
- n. A mass or deposit of such material.
- n. The process of becoming set in a rigidly conventional pattern, as of behavior, habits, or beliefs.
- n. Rigid, unimaginative convention.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the normal process by which bone is formed
- n. the calcification of tissue into a bonelike mass; the mass so formed
- n. the process of becoming set in one's ways or beliefs; rigid conventionality
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The formation of bone; the process, in the growth of an animal, by which inorganic material (mainly lime salts) is deposited in cartilage or membrane, forming bony tissue; ostosis.
- n. The state of being changed into a bony substance; also, a mass or point of ossified tissue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The formation of bone; the act or process of changing or of being changed into bone, or into a bony substance; the change so effected: as, the ossification of cartilage. See osteogenesis.
- n. That which is ossified, or the result of ossification; bone in general.
- n. The state or quality of being ossified.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the developmental process of bone formation
- n. the calcification of soft tissue into a bonelike material
- n. the process of becoming rigidly fixed in a conventional pattern of thought or behavior
- n. hardened conventionality
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