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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The formation and development of bony tissue.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The genesis, origination, or formation of bone; osteogeny; ossification.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physiol.) The formation or growth of bone.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun physiology The formation and development of bone

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